Malé Declaration Received Great Attention at the UNEP-CCAC Clean Air Week
29 May - 1 June 2023
UNEP-Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) organised a clean air week at the UNCC, Bangkok, from 29 May 2023 to 1 June 2023. The CCAC brings together 79 state partners representing 50% of global short-live climate pollutants (SLCP) emissions alongside intergovernmental organisations, businesses, scientific institutions, and civil-society organisations committed to protecting the climate and improving air quality through actions to reduce SLCPs.
Several plenary sessions and side events were organised during the Clean Air Week. Dr. R. L. Verma, Coordinator of the Malé Declaration Secretariat (hosted by RRC.AP), and Mr. J. S. Kamyotra, Regional Facilitator, Malé Declaration, were invited to share the progress and future plans of the Malé Declaration. Dr. Verma contributed as a panelist in the plenary session on the “Regional Cooperation to Air Quality” and shared Malé Declaration’s brief history, achievements, progress, and future plan which was well received by the participants. Malé Declaration was also featured in another side event on “Regional Action in Asia” where Mr. Kamyotra contributed as a panelist. He shared how the Malé Declaration could contribute to the implementation of regional actions to address air quality issues in the region including promoting regional cooperation. Malé Declaration could also support the efforts being made by the UN and international organisations to establish and strengthen regional cooperation for addressing air quality issues in the region. The Malé Declaration received great attention during the UNEP-CCAC Clean Air Week. Dr. Verma and Mr. Kamyotra had bilateral consultations with several UN organisations and international organisations to establish and strengthen the partnership on addressing air pollution issues in the Asian region.