Health and climate benefits of air quality interventions: Case studies in Asia

10 December, 2020
17:00 Bangkok (GMT+7)
Online event

Clean air is a basic human right. But, more and more people today are exposed to unhealthy levels of pollution. In Asia Pacific, over 90 per cent of the region’s population are exposed to levels of air pollution that pose a significant risk to their health. Everyone is affected, but the impacts fall heavily on the most vulnerable – children, women, elderly, and people living in poverty. Many air pollutants also contribute directly to the climate crisis and negatively affect the environment and ecosystems. These conditions threaten the region’s sustainable development agenda.

Fortunately, the Asia Pacific region is home to many solutions that can help beat air pollution, save lives, and protect our planet. This webinar will introduce air quality interventions that provide multiple benefits for health and climate and demonstrate case studies of their application in Asian countries. The concept note and agenda is available online here.

Speakers

  • Ms. Shazia Rafi
    President, Air Quality Asia (AQA)
  • Dr. Supat Wangwongwatana
    Thailand Environment Institute and Former Director General, Pollution Control Department, Thailand
  • Ms. Do Van Nguyet
    Director, Live & Learn for Environment and Community, Vietnam
  • Ms. Kaye Patdu
    Associate Programme Officer, Asia Pacific Clean Air Partnership, UNEP Asia Pacific Office
  • Dr. Laura Schaefli
    Programme Associate, Global Alliance on Health and Pollution

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Event contact

Valentin Foltescu,
Senior Programme and Science Officer
Valentin.Foltescu [at] un.org
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