Guidance Framework for Better Air Quality in Asian Cities

Clean Air Asia
http://cleanairasia.org/node12466/

[From a Swedish Environment Institute Press Release] …A new guidance framework from Clean Air Asia, co-authored by SEI York researchers, aims to give countries and cities the tools they need to tackle air pollution. Launched on 29 February in Manila, the Philippines, the Guidance Framework for Better Air Quality in Asian Cities focuses on six key areas: ambient air quality standards and monitoring; emissions inventories and modelling; health and other impacts; air quality communication; clean air plans; and governance…

The Guidance Framework, which is voluntary and non-binding, was developed in consultation with environment ministries, and air quality management stakeholders, and experts – including SEI Senior Researchers Dieter Schwela and Gary Haq. It demonstrates the co-benefits of addressing air and climate pollutants and highlights win-win strategies which can contribute to meeting the economic and social needs of developing countries.It is the cornerstone document of Clean Air Asia’s Integrated Programme for Better Air Quality in Asia…

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