Air Pollution in Asia and the Pacific: Science-based Solutions

IIASA contributes to the first comprehensive, solution-oriented interdisciplinary scientific assessment of the air pollution outlook and policy measures in Asia, identifying the top 25 clean air measures for Asia that would deliver important co-benefits on a wide range of other development priorities.

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Less than 8 per cent of the population of Asia and the Pacific enjoy healthy air – within the World Health Organization (WHO) Guideline. Effective enforcement of current policies will prevent a further deterioration, despite population growth, rapid urbanization and an ever-increasing demand for goods and services, but will not lead to improvements. This assessment has identified the top 25 air quality measures that could dramatically improve the situation, delivering benefits on human health, food supply, biodiversity, water quality and security, and climate change.

Air Pollution in Asia and the Pacific: Science-based Solutions is the first comprehensive, solution-oriented interdisciplinary scientific assessment of the air pollution outlook and policy measures in Asia and the Pacific. The assessment is the product of close collaboration between the Asia Pacific Clean Air Partnership (APCAP) and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), and was conducted by more than 100 scientists from the region.

IIASA analyses identified the top 25 measures that would deliver the largest benefits for air quality in Asia while contributing to a wide range of the sustainable development goals.

The assessment will be officially launched in October 2018.


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CONTACT DETAILS

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

Timeframe

2016 - 2018

Air Pollution in Asia and the Pacific: Science-based solutions

PUBLICATIONS

Amann M, Jiming H, Borken-Kleefeld J , Cofala J, Gomez Sanabria A , Heyes C , Höglund Isaksson L , Kiesewetter G, et al. (2019). Scenarios and Solutions. In: Air Pollution in Asia and the Pacific: Science-based solutions. pp. 61-100 Bangkok, Thailand: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). ISBN 978-92-807-3725-7

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