Assessment of Status of Air Quality Management in ASEAN Countries

19 January 2021
Virual Meeting

RRC.AP is a member of the Asian Co-benefits Partnerships (ACP), coordinated by IGES. On 19 January 2021, Dr. R. L. Verma participated virtually in the 11th Advisory Committee Meeting of the ACP. The meeting discussed the concept note of the 2nd Phase of the ACP. During the discussion, Dr. Verma has introduced ongoing projects and initiatives with relevance to the Cobenefit Approaches. These projects and initiatives included the Malé Declaration on Control and Prevention of Air Pollution and its Likely Transboundary Effects for South Asia [Malé Declaration], the Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia (EANET), the Atmospheric Brown Clouds (ABC), the Capacity Building on Air Quality Management in ASEAN Countries including some potential initiatives such as the HIMEK and others. Dr. Verma also discussed how ACP could expand its scope to South Asia starting a collaboration with the South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP).