Main Conference

SUB-TAB: MAIN CONFERENCE

DAY 1 Main Conference | 14 November 2018
7:30-9:00 REGISTRATION
 

PLENARY SESSION

9:00-10:30

 OPENING PLENARY

 Welcome Remarks

Robert O’Keefe, Chairman, Clean Air Asia

Bjarne Pedersen, Executive Director, Clean Air Asia

Hjh Noor Zaitun Yahaya, President, Clean Air Forum Society of Malaysia

Opening Address

Senior Representative, UN Environment (to be confirmed)

Right Honorable Abang Abdul Rahman Zohari Abang Openg, Chief Minister of Sarawak (to be confirmed)

Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Malaysia (to be confirmed)

10:30-11:00 Coffee break and Networking
11:00-12:30

 OPENING KEYNOTE

CHANGEMAKERS’ FORUM: Advancing Action Towards Breathable, Cleaner Air in Asian Cities

This session aims to highlight commitments and actions undertaken by environmental and air quality champions and changemakers from Asia. The main objectives will be to: (1) Learn from the region’s changemakers on how and where Asian cities should move forward to advance action for cleaner air in their countries and cities; (2) Share actions and solutions that worked, lessons learnt, and transformative initiatives and approaches that Asian cities/countries can adopt to steer action; (3) Assemble ideas from these changemakers on accelerating action towards cleaner air in the region.

12:30-13:30 Lunch
 

 BREAKOUT SESSIONS

13:30-15:00

Air Pollution and Health: Translating Science and Trends to Steer Action

 The session aims to emphasize the impacts of air pollution to health and mortality, current developments that could be instrumental to steer action, and successful health campaigns.

Session Organizer:

Vital Strategies

 

Clean Energy Revolution  and its Promise of Better Air Quality

 The session will cover trends around the region on the use of and shift towards cleaner energy sources for power generation for industries, transportation, and domestic use, and discussions on clean energy transition, its benefits to health and cleaner air, and its contribution to the two degrees pathway and the challenges to clean energy adoption and strategies (i.e. policies and solutions) to scale up and accelerate its adoption. 

 Session Organizer:

To be confirmed

City Solutions and Best Practices: Engaging Cities for Sustainable Urban Mobility (MobiliseYourCity)

The session will showcase available solutions and best practices to cut or reduce emissions from mobile sources of air pollution.  The objective of the session is to present and discuss approaches by national and local Governments to increase the sustainability of urban mobility systems. This draws upon the experiences from the MobiliseYourCity Partnership.

Session Organizer:

GIZ

 

Air Quality in the SAARC countries- Challenges and Opportunities for working together

Organizers:

Clean Air Asia (India)
ICIMOD

 

 

15:00-15:30

Coffee Break and Networking/
SMMR/TCC Project Launch (GIZ)

15:30-17:00

Keeping Up with SLCPs: Moving Forward to Mitigate SLCPs Emissions

 The session will take a stock of where Asian countries are in mitigating SLCPs emissions, the challenges, and how cities and countries can expedite the adoption of mitigation measures targeted at reducing SLCPs. The session will also showcase measures and solutions successfully implemented in Asia and around the world.

 Session Organizer:

To be confirmed

Implementing Euro 4/IV and Developing a Roadmap to Euro 6/VI in Asia

The session will tackle vehicle emission standards and fuel quality in Asian countries and implementation challenges (e.g., fuel readiness, fuel adulteration, ineffective vehicle I&M programs), and impacts of weak implementation of Euro 4/IV standards.

 Session Co-organizers:

Clean Air Asia
UN Environment
Asian Clean Fuels Association (ACFA)
US EPA

City Solutions and Best Practices to Address Sources Stationary Sources of Air Pollution

The session will showcase available solutions and best practices to cut or reduce emissions from stationary sources (i.e. factories, refineries, boilers, power plants), area sources (i.e. agriculture, brick kilns, dust), and mobile sources of air pollution.

 Session Co-organizers:

Clean Air Asia
Ricardo Energy & Environment

 

 

 

Industry Air Quality Dialogue

 Session Organizer:

Clean Air Asia (India Office)

 

 

 

 
DAY 2 Main Conference | 15 November 2018
 

 BREAKOUT SESSIONS

9:00-10:30

Air Sensors: The State of the Technology and Application

 The session will be interactive with a panel that discusses the air sensors technology and outlook, including the use of generated data to inform science, influence policy, engage citizens or civic leaders at a whole new level.

 Session Co-organizers:

Clean Air Asia
TD Environment 

Future Fuels and Vehicles: The Roadmap to Real Zero Emissions Mobility  

 The session will discuss how different stakeholder groups can advance infrastructure, solutions, and technologies and the capacity needed to make zero emissions mobility possible. Is the shift to electromobility the way forward?

Session Co-organizers:

Clean Air Asia
UN Environment

 

Future Cities: Developing Sustainable Urban Areas in Asia

 The session will highlight the urbanization projections for Asia and how Asian cities can develop and implement a sustainable integrated urban planning – covering urban design, transport, land use, economic activities, health, and environment — for cleaner air and livable Asian cities.

 Session Organizer:

To be confirmed

China Day: Sharing China’s Experience on Air Quality Management

 Session Organizer:

Clean Air Asia (China Office)

 

 

10:30-11:00

Coffee Break and Networking/
Launch of the Fuel Economy Chatbot/App (GIZ)

 

 PLENARY SESSION

11:00-12:30

 CEO/BUSINESS FORUM: Business for Better Air Quality

 The forum will be a platform for CEOs and industry leaders to share their opinions in addressing air pollution, investing in solutions for better air quality, challenges and barriers when introducing clean technologies and solutions, and the profitability of green investments.

12:30-13:30

Lunch /
IBAQ e-Learning Launch

 

 BREAKOUT SESSIONS

13:30-15:00

Innovative Solutions to Fill Gaps in Air Quality Data

 The session aims to showcase cutting-edge technologies and explore innovative tools and methodologies that generate reliable air quality data which can be used to effectively manage air pollution or improve air quality.

 Session Organizer:

Vital Strategies

Green Freight and Logistics

 The session will navigate on solutions and trends in greening logistics including a holistic look on vehicle, fuel improvements, and development of green freight and urban logistics programs.

 Session Co-organizers:

Climate and Clean Air Coalition
Clean Air Asia
Nexus Institute

 

The Real Urban Emissions (TRUE) Initiative

 Organizer:

FIA Foundation

China Day: Sharing China’s Experience on Air Quality Management

 Organizer:

Clean Air Asia (China Office)

The Roles of Particulate Matter Characterization and Source Apportionment in Air Quality Management (Part 1)

 Organizer:

A&WMA

 

 

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break and Networking/
15:30-17:00

AirNow and BenMAP Users Symposium – Tools for Air Quality Management

 This session will provide opportunities to help integrate the BenMAP-CE and AirNow-I user communities, allow users to present about their experience using each application, and foster discussions among users about the best ways to couple these tools to support air quality management efforts.

 Organizer:

US EPA

Clean Air – Made in Germany | German Partnership for Sustainable Mobility: Asian-German exchange on air quality approaches and instruments

 In February, the highest German administrative judges have ruled, that driving bans for diesel vehicles in German cities are admissible. For many years, nitrogen dioxide concentrations have exceeded EU-limits (set at 40 micrograms per cubic meter of respiratory air) in many German cities. But, how will German cities react and can diesel bans be a global model for breathable cities? Which solutions, instruments and policies do Germany have which can be useful also in the Asian context?

Organizer:

GIZ

Education and Youth for Clean Air

 The session highlights the role of youth in influencing change and encouraging innovations and new ideas to deal with the issues of air pollution and the development of future, clean air cities.

 Organizer:

Clean Air Asia (India Office)

China Day: Sharing China’s Experience on Air Quality Management

 Organizer:

Clean Air Asia (China Office)

The Roles of Particulate Matter Characterization and Source Apportionment in Air Quality Management (Part 2)

 Organizer:

A&WMA

 

 

18:00-20:00 GALA DINNER
DAY 3 Main Conference | 16 November 2018
   BREAKOUT SESSIONS
9:00-10:30

Pathways to Global Clean Air

Session Organizer:

International Union of Air Pollution Prevention Associations (IUAPPA)

Waste Not: GHG Mitigation Opportunities from Waste Management

 This session will reflect on the contribution of solid waste burning (industry, municipal, and agriculture) to air pollution. It will showcase solid waste management programs and initiatives that have worked, challenges in its implementation, and assess if others can adopt a similar approach.

 Session Organizer:

To be confirmed

Indian Cities Sharing Forum

 Session Organizer:

Clean Air Asia (India Office)

Media for Better Air Quality (tentative)

 The session will explore effective awareness and communications strategies for mobilization and outward engagement with various stakeholders, highlighting the role of media in air pollution abatement and engaging the public/community.

 Organizer:

Clean Air Asia

 

 

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break and Networking
   PLENARY SESSION
11:00-13:00

 MULTI-STAKEHOLDER FORUM: The Race to Cleaner Air in Asian Cities: Top 5 Priorities for Asia to Win Against Air Pollution

 The forum will be a platform for key representatives from various sectors including the youth, scientists, media, policymaker/city representative, to share their insights on the top 5 priorities for Asia to be air pollution-free.

 BAQ 2018 Closing
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-17:00  TECHNICAL TOURS
Leachate Wastewater Treatment Plant and Waste Incineration Facility

*This program is tentative. Pre and side events, session topics and speakers, organizers, and schedules may still change.

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