Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities

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About Us

OUR HISTORY AND MISSION

Clean Air Asia was established in 2001 as the premier air quality network for Asia by the Asian Development Bank, World Bank, and USAID. Its mission is to promote better air quality and livable cities by translating knowledge to policies and actions that reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from transport, energy and other sectors.

Since 2007, Clean Air Asia is a UN recognized partnership of more than 240 organizations in Asia and worldwide and 8 Country Networks (China, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam), and is supervised by a Partnership Council.

The Clean Air Asia Center acts as the Secretariat of the Clean Air Asia Partnership and is a registered non-stock non-profit organization headquartered in Manila, and with offices in Beijing and Delhi. The Clean Air Asia is governed by its Articles of Incorporation, By-laws and Operations Manual approved by its Board of Trustees (BoT).

VALUE PROPOSITION

Clean Air Asia uses knowledge and partnerships to enable Asia’s 1000+ cities and national governments understand the air quality-related problems, identify solutions and implement these effectively. Emissions can be reduced through policies, plans, programs and concrete measures that cover air quality, transport and industrial emissions, and energy use.

As a trusted change maker, Clean Air Asia uses knowledge and partnerships to help cities and national governments understand the problems, identify solutions and implement these effectively through policies and programs. Clean Air Asia’s outcomes are therefore that for air quality and greenhouse gas management:

  • Decision makers use reliable analysis, knowledge, data and effective tools to understand the problems and identify solutions
  • Stakeholders at the city, national and regional level cooperate better through networks and partnerships
  • Policies and programs are in place that are science-based, stakeholder inclusive, and effective.

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