The Twenty-second Session of the Intergovernmental Meeting (IG22) on the Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia (EANET) was held virtually from 25 to 26 November 2020. Over 50 representatives from the participating countries, namely Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Russia, Thailand, and Vietnam, participated in the Session. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Asia Center for Air Pollution Research (ACAP), which serves as the Secretariat and the Network Center (NC) for the EANET, respectively, and the Asian Institute of Technology, Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (AIT RRC.AP) attended the Session.
The Session discussed the future scope of activities of the Network. It was concluded by major decisions, such as the approval of the Medium-Term Plan (MTP) (2021-2025), and the Work Programme and Budget of EANET in 2021, as well as the decision to start the process of expanding the scope of the Instrument allowing the EANET to work not only on acid deposition monitoring but on wider air quality and air pollution issues in the near future. The AIT RRC.AP as an implementing partner of the EANET had actively participated and greatly supported the organization of the IG22 meeting.