09 March 2015 - 11 March 2015
Tokyo, Japan

IIASA-Japan: Bridging Atmospheric Science and Policy in Asia

Two meetings will take place in Tokyo with the aim of strengthening the science-policy interface on atmospheric pollution in Asia.

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The recently launched Asia Pacific Clean Air Partnership (APCAP) has convened a consultation meeting from 9-10 March on "Establishing a Science Panel and Developing a Regional Assessment”. Markus Amann, Program Director of IIASA's MAG program, and Senior Researcher, Zbigniew Klimont will participate in both meetings. Amann will present an "Overview of the epistemic community".

The partnership between the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Japanese Ministry of Environment is a response to the resolution on air pollution adopted at the First UN Environmental Assembly (UNEA) in June 2014. The aim of APCAP is to support countries of the Asia-Pacific region in air pollution management, with multiple co-benefits in the areas of health, food and water security, and climate change mitigation.

The consultation meeting will be immediately followed by the Annual IGES-IIASA international workshop on “Bridging Atmospheric Science and Policy in Asia: Identifying Areas for Collaborative Research”. This workshop will consist of a series of panels that aim to make these connections. It will begin with an opening session that highlights what we have learned about co-benefits and where we need to go, followed by three panels on possible ways to link science and policy on co-benefits. The workshop will conclude with a panel discussion involving the four chairs from the three sessions, with the aim of synthesizing recommendations from those sessions into an integrated approach for co-benefits in Asia.

This workshop is organized by the Japan Committee for IIASA.

About the Japan Committee for IIASA

The committee was established in 1972 to facilitate collaboration between researchers in IIASA and Japan. Since 2012, part of this collaboration has been in the form of an annual workshop aimed at strengthening the links between scientific and policy research on co-benefits, especially in Asia.

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Markus Amann

Program Director

Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases

T +43(0) 2236 807 432

Zbigniew Klimont

Senior Research Scholar

Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases

T +43(0) 2236 807 547


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