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

13-17 September 2021, Online


This one-week capacity-building training program is aims to build the capacities of the Asian countries for better management of air quality and to enhance the technical capabilities of the countries to support their national efforts to address air pollution issues. As a co-benefit, the capacity-building training program will also help in reducing the transboundary impacts of air pollution in the region. 

The major objectives of the capacity development program are as follow:

  1. ​​To enhance understanding of air quality monitoring and analysis including satellite data, low-cost sensors, and Continuous Emission Monitoring System (CEMS) and their uses in air quality management.​​
  2. To enhance understanding of the development of emission inventories of air pollutants through “bottom-up and top-down” approaches and introduction of an Emission Inventory Tool, which countries could use to develop emission inventories of air pollutants at national.
  3. To enhance understanding of air quality modeling, such as chemical transport models, source apportionment models, and secondary pollutants formation models and their applications in air quality management, as well as transboundary estimation of air pollution.
  4. To enhance understanding of impact assessment of air pollution on human health and the environment and how the impact assessment tools/models can be used in air quality management including formulations of effective emission reduction policies.
  5. To enhance understanding and emission reduction policies, action plans incorporating the co-benefits approaches, mitigation scenarios, strengthening emissions standards, etc. Introduction of 25 science-based solutions for emission reduction air pollutants, which countries could implement.