Publications

  • 2022

    • Capacity Development Programme on Air Quality Management and Emission Reduction of PM2.5 for Asian Countries

      The programme mainly aimed to build the capacities of the ASEAN member countries on air quality management and emission reduction of PM2.5. The 17 prominent experts of the region were invited as lecturers who covered a range of important topics, including air quality monitoring, emission inventory development, air quality modeling, human health and environment impact assessment, and planning skills for emission reduction policies and action plans. The valuable information introduced in the respe - Read more...
      Published Year: 2022
      Pagination: 84

  • 2021
  • 2020

    • Capacity Mapping for Monitoring and Assessment of Plastic Pollution in the Lower Mekong

      This report presents findings of capacity-mapping study on the monitoring and assessment of plastic pollution in the Lower Mekong Region. The study was conducted as part of the UN Environment Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific's project titled the *Promotion of ConterMEASUREs against Marine Plastic Litter in Southeast Asia and India" (hereafter, referred to as * ConterMEASURE project"). The CounterMEASURE project aims to develop a region-based approach for the monitoring and assessment of - Read more...
      Published Year: 2020
      Pagination: 92

  • 2019

    • Summary of ASEAN Meeting on Soot-free Transport

      The “Summary Report of the ASEAN Member States Meeting on Soot-Free Transport” sponsored by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) Heavy-Duty Vehicles Initiative (HDVI) was developed by the Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific, Asian Institute of Technology and was published at the CCAC website in April 2019, https://www.ccacoalition.org/en/resources/summary-report-asean-member-states-meeting-soot-free-transport. This work is the outcome of a meeting that was organized with sen - Read more...
      Published Year: 2019
      Pagination: 21

  • 2018

    • Guidance to Fuel Importing Countries for Reducing On-Road Fuel Sulfur Levels, Improving Vehicle Emissions Standards

      The “Guidance to Fuel Importing Countries for Reducing On-Road Fuel Sulfur Levels, Improving Vehicle Emissions Standards” was published in December 2018 as an agreement between the AIT and UN Environment. The overall objective is to support the implementation of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition’s (CCAC) Global Strategy to introduce Low Sulfur Fuels and Cleaner Diesel Vehicles (or Global Strategy). This guidance document addresses the implementation of cleaner fuels and vehicle emission standa - Read more...
      Published Year: 2018
      Pagination: 40


    • Words into Action- Guidelines Implementation Guide for Addressing Water-Related Disasters and Transboundary Cooperation

      RRCAP is a contributing author to the publication “Words into Action- Guidelines Implementation Guide for Addressing Water-Related Disasters and Transboundary Cooperation” - that was just officially launched. RRCAP’s climate change cluster contributed in two chapters: Developing strategies to reduce risk; and a Section on Capacity Development under Responsibilities and stakeholders’ chapter. - Read more...
      Published Year: 2018
      Pagination: 112


    • Best Available Techniques for preventing and controlling industrial pollution

      The Best Available Techniques (BAT) concept has emerged as a key policy tool to prevent and control industrial emissions, thus ensuring a high level of environmental and human health protection. BAT and similar concepts constitute essential elements for setting emission limit values and other permit conditions for industrial emissions in many countries around the world. - Read more...
      Published Year: 2018
      Pagination: 154


    • Emission of Air Pollutants and Greenhouse Gases in Nepal

      Estimations of the emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases (GHG) of Asian country was done as a part of the activities of the Atmospheric Brown Cloud (ABC) Programme of AIT RRC.AP. ABC Programme has been supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). The estimation of emissions of air pollutants and GHG in Nepal was done by Prof. Ram M. Shrestha who authored a book “Emissions of Air Pollutants and Greenhouse Gases in Nepal”. The book is published by Region - Read more...
      Published Year: 2018
      Pagination: 272

  • 2017

    • Summary report: Waste Management in ASEAN countries

      This summary report examines the waste management landscape in 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Member States. This report begins with the statistics on the trends of population growth, urbanization, and economic growth in each of the ASEAN countries, which is then followed by an overview of the waste generation, collection, treatment & recovery, and disposal statistics, and associated environmental, technical, and governance (institutions, policy, regulations) factors in the wa - Read more...
      Published Year: 2017
      Pagination: 76


    • Asia Waste Management

      The Asia Waste Management Outlook (AWMO) provides an overview of the challenges and opportunities in waste management in the context of Asia. The AWMO is not intended to be a directory of wasterelated data or statistics; rather, it is intended to provide a perspective with prescriptions for a variety of stakeholders to encourage early action. It is also intended to provide an overview of the current status, current cutting-edge thinking, and the future of solid waste management in Asia over the - Read more...
      Published Year: 2017
      Pagination: 328


    • Regional Study on Mercury Waste Management in ASEAN Countries

      The scoping study serves as a preliminary assessment of the current mercury waste management systems and practices in the ASEAN member states (AMS). It is aimed at identifying the current available sources of the relevant information, summarizing the essential information, and identifying gaps of information, challenges, needs and opportunities for further studies or actions. This study covers all AMS jurisdictions, while sector-wise, it focuses on Mercury in the Artisanal and Small-scale Gold M - Read more...
      Published Year: 2017
      Pagination: 144

  • 2016

    • Climate Change Mitigation Funding : Knowledge Series #1

      This Beginner’s Guide to the Climate Change Mitigation Funding has been designed for a multitude of stakeholders wishing to contribute to combatting climate change, while taking advantage of the emerging technologies; profiting from energy and resource-efficient approaches, and testing ingenuous ideas. Securing adequate funding is often a first and crucial step on this path. - Read more...
      Published Year: 2016
      Pagination: 74


    • Making the Climate Change Argument: Knowledge Series 2

      This publication has been created to help potential project developers overcome these challenges. It does so by providing a compilation of tips and tricks to strengthen climate change project proposals to be submitted to international or national financial institutions. These insights have been drawn from experiences of experts and practitioners who have successfully designed and implemented numerous climate change projects around the world. - Read more...
      Published Year: 2016
      Pagination: 24


    • Male' Newsletter, Volume 10 Issue 1

      IN THIS ISSUE:STRENGTHENING MALÉ DECLARATION THROUGHPHASE V (2014-2016) IMPLEMENTATION-Fourteenth Session of the Intergovernmental Meeting-Fourth Meeting of the Task Force for Future Development-Fifth Meeting of the Task Force for Future Development-First Meeting of the Expert Group on Strengthening the -Framework-National Stakeholders Workshop on Health Impact Assessment of Air Pollution - Read more...
      Published Year: 2016
      Pagination: 4

  • 2015

    • Fourteenth Session of the Intergovernmental Meeitng Proceedings

      This is the report of The Fourteenth Session of the Intergovernmental Meeting (IG14) of the MaléDeclaration on Control and Prevention of Air Pollution and its Likely Transboundary Effects for South Asia (Malé Declaration) was held in Bangkok, Thailand on 25 November 2015. - Read more...
      Published Year: 2015
      Pagination: 100

  • 2014

    • Building Climate Resilience: A training Manual for Coomunity Based Climate Chage Adaptation

      The writing of “Building Climate Resilience: A Training Manual for Community Based Climate Change Adaptation” was inspired a few years ago during a climate change adaptation symposium in Thailand, where much of the discussion behind the stage was over a lack of a clear adaptation mindset in rural development initiatives. Many institutions were posing actions that, seemingly, only held the tag climate change adaptation, and lack a clear focus on adapting to climate related hazards. Rather, action - Read more...
      Published Year: 2014
      Pagination: 175


    • Keeping Track of our changing environment in Asia and the Pacific

      Keeping Track of Our Changing Environment in Asia and the Pacific was conceived to illustrate how the region has changed in two decades since decision-makers met at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio De Janeiro in 1992. To convey this information in a compelling and succinct manner, environmental and related socio-economic trends are charted and presented using globally, regionally and nationally-aggregated data sets collected by international agencies, research - Read more...
      Published Year: 2014
      Pagination: 159

  • 2013

    • Malé Declaration 1998-2013: a Synthesis-Progress and Opportunities

      The Malé Declaration 1998-2013: a Synthesis-Progress and Opportunities highlighted the achievements and results, challenges and opportunities and futures steps on the implementation of the Malé Declaration. Works under the Malé Declaration provide an operational platform for gathering and disseminating reliable information on regional air pollution as a basis for envisaged policy development. The synthesis report presents the achievement of the Malé Declaration in areas as diverse as emission in - Read more...
      Published Year: 2013
      Pagination: 81


    • Atmospheric Brown Clouds - Emission Inventory Manual

      ABC Emission Inventory Manual (ABC-EIM) discussed the methodology for compilation of emissions of major pollutants from various sectors. ABC-EIM is accompanied with an Excel-based workbook, which can be used for compilation and estimation of emissions of the ABCs precursors. ABC EIM has been developed after reviewing the structure and content of other major emission inventories.The ABC-EIM has added emphasis on open biomass burning emissions. This manual presents methods for temporal and spatial - Read more...
      Published Year: 2013
      Pagination: 194


    • Completion Report : Results from Three Years of Implementation of the Adaptation Knowledge Platform

      This report describes AKP’s activities and outcomes through 2012, including the key findings from research projects. It identifies what worked best, and where AKP fell short, and tries to explain why. And it offers a vision for continuing AKP’s work through 2016. - Read more...
      Published Year: 2013
      Pagination: 67


    • Linking Adaptation and Mitigation through Community Forestry: Case Studies from Asia

      Given the significant role of forests in local livelihoods (Angelsen, 2011; Chao, 2012), understanding the relationship between mitigation and adaptation activities and forest-based communities is vital. Failure to consider mitigation and adaptation in the context of forests and forest based communities may result in an undermining of sustainable forestry practices and a loss of rights and livelihoods among vulnerable communities. Exploring the role of forests for mitigation, adaptation, and liv - Read more...
      Published Year: 2013
      Pagination: 80


    • Standard Operating Procedures (SOP): Manual for Wet and Dry Deposition Monitoring

      This SOP manual has been written to ensure standardization in data collection and handling. This is important as the Malé Declaration Network has eight member nations all with different levels of expertise and capacity. The SOP manual will also ensure QA/QC in the acidic deposition monitoring programme so that it can yield high quality data that are robust enough for policy making. - Read more...
      Published Year: 2013
      Pagination: 63

  • 2012

    • Data Analysis Report 2012

      The monitoring results of 2009-11 have been discussed in the Data Analysis Report 2012. The eight countries participating in the Malé Declaration programme were required to carry out both wet and dry deposition monitoring. Dry deposition was monitored using two methods, viz. by using PM10 samplers (for PM10, SO2 and NO2) and using Diffusive samplers (for SO2, NO2 and O3). Wet deposition was monitored using Wet (Wet) and Wet (Bulk) samplers for pH, Ec, NH4+, Na+, K+, Mg2+, Ca2+, SO42-, Cl- and NO - Read more...
      Published Year: 2012
      Pagination: 279


    • Health Care Waste Management Proceedings Report 2012

      Solid and Hazardous waste is increasingly becoming a major environmental burden of most urban and industrial areas. An alarming rate of solid and hazardous waste arising in Asia and the world has been witnessed parallel to urbanization, industrialization and economic development. Issues such as the increase in volume, variety of soid wastes, their qualitative diversification, and the trans-boundary movement of hazardous materials and soaring prices of resources now bound. The Thematic Working Gr - Read more...
      Published Year: 2012
      Pagination: 250

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