Master of ceremony and Moderator for fireside chat
• Ms. Zipporah Goetze, Asia Pacific Clean Air Partnership (APCAP)
• Mr. Toshiyuki Yamasaki, Director, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
• Dr. Johan Kuylenstierna, Research Leader, Stockholm Environment Institute
• Dr. Zbigniew Klimont, Research Group Leader, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
• Dr. Eric Zusman, Research Leader, Institute for Environmental Strategies IGES
Panel discussion “Voices from the region”
• Moderator: Mr. Yasuo Takahashi, Executive Director, IGES
• Ms. Hadika Jamshaid, Ministry of Climate Change, Pakistan
• Ms. Siwaporn Rungsiyanon, Director of Transboundary Air Pollution, Pollution Control Department, Thailand
• Mr. Chandath Him, Deputy Director, Air Quality and Noise Management, General Directorate of Environmental Protection, Ministry of Environment Cambodia
• Mr. François Carcel, Urban Mobility and Transport Specialist, Agence Française De Développement
• Dr. Drew Shindell, Special Advisor for Methane Action, Climate and Clean Air Coalition
Session co-organizers: Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
All major air pollutants have an impact on the climate and most share common sources with greenhouse gases (GHGs), especially those related to the combustion of fossil fuels, which aggravate each other in multiple ways.
In 2018, the Air Pollution in Asia and the Pacific: Science-based Solutions Report (UNEP and CCAC, 2018) identified 25 policy and technology clean air measures which could provide numerous benefits for public health, agriculture, and the climate. These measures are also important as, when implemented, they move countries into economic recovery deliver immediate economic goals, such as job creation, improved public health, and increased food security, and contribute to achieving climate and sustainable development goals.
A recent follow-up analysis for the ASEAN region reinforces these messages, which found that measures focusing on solid waste management, vehicle inspection and maintenance, and post combustion control, among others, bring further potential for clean air and for climate action in Southeast Asia. For these benefits to be realized, they need to be prioritized and reflected in countries’ national plans and climate change commitments through the Nationally Determined Contributions, NDCs.
The objective of the session is to demonstrate the potential benefits of implementing integrated actions for clean air and climate. It will feature launch of the 2021 Update to the Regional Assessment with focus on clean air measures for South-East Asia and discuss opportunities to advance these policies in the region.
UNEP 2018 Air Pollution – Science Based Solutions – Summary
UNEP 2018 Air Pollution – Science Based Solutions – Full Report