NOV 12-16

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW | NOVEMBER 12-16

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DAY 1 BAQ Pre-Events | 12 November 2018, Monday
Venue Eiffel 1, Level 1, Pullman Hotel Kuching Petra 1, Pullman Hotel Kuching Pullman Hotel Kuching
Time
9:00-13:00

Capacity Building Programme for National Air Quality Managers 

(UN Environment, Asia Pacific Clean Air Partnership, and Asian Institute of Technology) 

[by invitation]

 

 Integrating Co-benefits into Air Quality and Climate Change Policies 

 (IGES) 

[by invitation]

13:00-17:00

Regional Closing Workshop of Transport and Climate Change in the ASEAN Region 

(GIZ) 

[by invitation]

 

DAY 2 BAQ Pre-Events | 13 November 2018, Tuesday
8:00-9:00

 

REGISTRATION

 

Venue Rooms 2 & 3, BCCK Room 12, BCCK Room 13, BCCK Room 6, BCCK Room 11, BCCK Eiffel 1, Level 1, Pullman Hotel Kuching Rooms 4 & 5, BCCK Room 8, BCCK Rooms 9 & 10, BCCK
Time

 

9:00-10:30

 

Air Quality Management and Climate Change

 

Air Quality and its Impact on Health

 

 

 

Clean Energy for Better Air Quality

 

 

Malaysia

Focus Group Discussion

(MESTECC)

 

Malaysia

Focus Group Discussion

(DOE)

 

 

Capacity Building Programme for National Air Quality Managers

 

(UN Environment, Asia Pacific Clean Air Partnership, and Asian Institute of Technology)

 

[by invitation]

 

 

Regional Policy Dialogue on Fuel Economy in Asia &

2nd APEC Workshop on Policy Dialogue on Fuel Economy Platform

 

APEC, GIZ and, UN Environment

 

 

Estimating the Benefits of Improving Air Quality: Intro to the BenMAP-CE Tool

 

US EPA

 

 

 

 

AirNow International Collaboration Meeting, Messaging and Outreach and AirNow System and Big Data Demo

 

US EPA

 

 

10:30-11:00

 

Coffee Break & Networking

 

Poster presentations (BCCK foyer)

 

 

 

 

 

11:00-12:30

 

Air Quality Management and Climate

 

Air Quality and its Impact on Health

 

 

Big Data Applications and Air Pollution Modelling

 

Malaysia

Focus Group Discussion

(MESTECC)

 

Malaysia

Focus Group Discussion

(DOE)

12:30-13:30

 

Lunch (Plenary Hall, BCCK)

Poster presentations (BCCK foyer)

 

 

Lunch

 

 

13:30-15:00

 

Air Pollution Control and Technologies

 

 

Indoor Air Pollution

 

 

Sustainable Transport Solutions for Cities

 

Malaysia

Focus Group Discussion

(MESTECC)

 

 

Malaysia  Focus Group Discussion

(DOE)

                                    

Consultation Meeting on Regional Policy/ Governmental Meetings on Urban Air Quality in Asia

 

(UN Environment, Clean Air Asia)

 

[by invitation]

 

2nd APEC Workshop on Policy Dialogue on Fuel Economy & 4th Forum of the ASEAN Fuel Economy Platform

 

(APEC, GIZ and, UN Environment)

 

Estimating the Benefits of Improving Air Quality: Intro to the BenMAP-CE Tool

 

(US EPA)

 

 

 

AirNow International Collaboration Meeting, Messaging and Outreach and AirNow System and Big Data Demo

 

(US EPA)

 

15:00-15:30

 

Coffee Break & Networking

Poster presentations (BCCK foyer)

 

15:30-17:00

 

Air Pollution Monitoring and Process

 

 

Indoor Air Pollution

 

 

 

Malaysia

Focus Group Discussion

(MESTECC)

 

Malaysia Focus Group Discussion

(DOE)

17:00-18:00

 

 

Poster presentations (BCCK foyer)

18:00 – 19:30

 

WELCOME RECEPTION (BCCK)

 

DAY 1 BAQ Main Conference | 14 November 2018, Wednesday
8:00-9:00

 

REGISTRATION

 

 

OPENING PLENARY

Great Hall A & B, BCCK

9:00-10:30

 Welcome Remarks from the Organizers

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

Bjarne Pedersen, Executive Director, Clean Air Asia

Setting the Scene

Robert O’Keefe, Chairman, Clean Air Asia

Keynote Message

Dr Jamilah Hashim, Director of Sarawak State Health Department, Ministry of Health, Malaysia

YB Puan Isnaraissah Munirah Majlis, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change of Malaysia

10:30-11:00

Coffee Break and Networking

Poster presentations (BCCK foyer)

11:00-12:00

Opening Keynote Session

CHANGEMAKERS’ FORUM: Advancing Action Towards Breathable, Cleaner Air in Asian Cities
This session highlights the commitments and actions undertaken by environmental and air quality champions and changemakers in Asia.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Bambang Susantono, Vice President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, Asian Development Bank
  • He Kebin, Dean of the School of Environment, Tsinghua University
  • Erik Solheim, Executive Director, UN Environment (video message)* and Bert Fabian, Programme Officer, Air Quality and Mobility, UN Environment
  • Marconi Madai, Vice President Health, Safety, Security & Environment, Sarawak Energy Berhad
12:00-12:30

Opening of Exhibition

Poster presentations (BCCK foyer)

LUNCH (Great Hall C & D, BCCK)
 

Venue Rooms 2 & 3, BCCK Room 6, BCCK Rooms 4 & 5, BCCK Rooms 8 & 9, BCCK Rooms 10 & 11, BCCK Room 13, BCCK
Track AIR QUALITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE 

CLEAN ENERGY

FOR BETTER AIR QUALITY

CITY SOLUTIONS

FOR CLEAN AIR

SPECIAL SESSIONS

MYCAS SESSIONS

 

 

13:30-15:00

 

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

(UN Environment/APCAP, CCAC, and Clean Air Asia)

 

U.S. Airshed Planning

(US EPA)

Air Quality and Clean Energy Dialogue: Strengthening emission standards for coal-fired power plants

 

(Clean Air Asia)

 

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

 

(GIZ)

 

Strategies to combat used vehicle import in vehicle importing coutries of South East Asia: Country experiences

 

(CSE)

 

 

 

MyCAS Keynote Address

 

 

 

15:00-15:30

Coffee Break and Networking

Poster presentations (BCCK foyer)

Venue Rooms 2 & 3, BCCK Room 6, BCCK Room 4 & 5, BCCK Rooms 8 & 9, BCCK Rooms 10 & 11, BCCK Room 13, BCCK
Track

AIR QUALITY AND

CLIMATE CHANGE

CLEAN ENERGY

FOR BETTER AIR QUALITY

CITY SOLUTIONS

FOR CLEAN AIR

SPECIAL SESSIONS MYCAS SESSIONS

 

15:30-17:00

 

Micro Air Sensors: The State of the Technology and Application

 

(TD Environmental Services, Clean Air Asia)

 

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

 

(UN Environment/CCAC and Clean Air Asia)

 

City Solutions and Good Practices to Address Urban Air Pollution

 

(Ricardo Energy & Environment, ADB, and Clean Air Asia)

 

 

Media for Better Air Quality

 

(Energy Foundation and Clean Air Asia) 

 

 

Action for Integrated Better Air Quality: Learnings from Indian Cities

 

(Clean Air Asia and IBAQ)

 

 

Air Pollution Monitoring and Process

(MyCAS)

 

17:00-18:00 Poster presentations (BCCK foyer) Urban Walkability and Air Sensing Tour (streets of Kuching)
17:00-18:30 (tour); 18:30-20:00 (end-of-tour discussions at The Old Courthouse)
 
(ITDP, Sonoma Technology, UNIMAS, UiTM, Clean Air Asia)
18:30

 

BAQ MEET-UPS (cafes/bistros around Kuching city)

 

DAY 2 BAQ Main Conference | 15 November 2018, Thursday
8:00-9:00 REGISTRATION
Venue Rooms 2 & 3, BCCK Rooms 4 & 5, BCCK Rooms 8 & 9, BCCK Room 4, BCCK Room 12, BCCK Rooms 10 & 11, BCCK
Track

AIR QUALITY AND

CLIMATE CHANGE

CLEAN ENERGY

FOR BETTER AIR QUALITY

CITY SOLUTIONS

FOR CLEAN AIR

SPECIAL SESSIONS

MyCAS & KOSAE SESSIONS

(oral presentation of abstracts)

9:00-10:30

 

AirNow and BenMAP Users Symposium – Tools for Air Quality Management

 

(US EPA)

 

 

The Roadmap to Real Zero- Emission Mobility

 

(UN Environment and Clean Air Asia)

 

 

 

Healthier, More Livable Cities in Asia: IBAQ Achievements and Lessons Learned

 

(Clean Air Asia)

 

 

 

China Forum: China’s Path towards Blue Skies Part 1: China Clean Air Action at Country and City Level

 

(Clean Air Asia, EFC, NRDC and RBF)

 

 

Urban Planning and City Solutions for Clean Air

 

(MyCAS)

 

Ozone

 

(KOSAE)

10:30-11:00

Coffee Break and Networking

Poster presentations (BCCK foyer)

Fuel Economy Chatbot/App Launch (GIZ) (Launch Pad, Concourse A, BCCK)

 

 

PLENARY SESSION

Great Hall A & B, BCCK

11:00-12:30

 

BUSINESS FORUM: Business for Better Air Quality

This is 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.

Sustainable Transport Solutions Panel 

●          Vince Socco, Executive Vice President, Toyota Motor Asia Pacific

●          Sheila Watson, Deputy Director, and Director of Environment and Research, FIA Foundation

●          Antonio Multari, Director of International Sales, MAHA (Maschinenbau Haldenwang GmbH & Co. KG) and Technical Expert for Emissions, CITA (International Motor Vehicle Inspection Committee)

●          Marconi Madai, Vice President Health, Safety, Security & Environment, Sarawak Energy Berhad

Data-Driven Solutions Panel 

●          Attilio Poli, Managing Director, APAQ Group

●          Johnson Khor, Regional Sales Manager, HORIBA Instruments Singapore

●          Bob Zheng, Director of Business Development, Cities Center of Competence Asia, Siemens

Moderator: Robin Hicks, Eco-Business

 

12:30-13:30

LUNCH (Great Hall C&D, BCKK)

Poster presentations (foyer)

IBAQ e-Learning Launch (Room 6, BCCK)

 

Venue Rooms 2 & 3, BCCK Rooms 4 & 5, BCCK Rooms 8 & 9, BCCK Room 14, BCCK Room 12, BCCK Rooms 10 & 11, BCCK
Track AIR QUALITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE CLEAN ENERGY FOR BETTER AIR QUALITY

CITY SOLUTIONS FOR

CLEAN AIR

SPECIAL SESSIONS

MYCAS & AWMA SESSIONS

(oral presentation of abstracts)

13:30-15:00

Air Pollution and Health: Evidence to Catalyze Local Action

 

(Vital Strategies and HEI)

 

What are cars really emitting in our cities? The Real Urban Emissions Initiative (TRUE)

 

(FIA Foundation)

 

 

Future Cities: Developing Sustainable Urban Areas in Asia

 

(Clean Air Asia)

 

 

 

China Forum: China’s Path towards Blue Skies Part 2: China Coal Control

 

(Clean Air Asia, EFC, NRDC and RBF)

 

International Action and Cooperation on Air Pollution Management

 

(MyCAS)

 

The Roles of Particulate Matter Characterization and Source Apportionment in Air Quality Management

 

(AWMA)

15:00-15:30

Coffee Break and Networking

Poster presentations (BCCK foyer)

UN Environment Air Quality and Mobility Program Launch (Launch Pad, Concourse A, BCCK)

Venue Rooms 2 & 3, BCCK Room 6, BCCK Rooms 4 & 5, BCCK Rooms 8 & 9, BCCK Room 14, BCCK Room 12, BCCK Rooms 10 & 11, BCCK
Track AIR QUALITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE CLEAN ENERGY FOR BETTER AIR QUALITY

CITY SOLUTIONS

FOR CLEAN AIR

SPECIAL SESSIONS

MYCAS & AWMA SESSIONS

(oral presentation of abstracts)

15:30-17:00

 

Innovations to Accelerate Progress on Clean Air and Climate Action

 

(Vital Strategies) 

 

The Multiple Benefits of Clear Air: From Quantitative Models to Policy Applications

 

(Institute for Global Environmental Strategies/Asian Co-benefits Partnership)

 

German Partnership for Sustainable Mobility: Clean Air – Made in Germany: Asian – German exchange on air quality

 

(GIZ)

 

Better Air Quality for

Child-Friendly Cities

 

(FIA Foundation and Clean Air Asia)

 

 

China Forum: China’s Path towards Blue Skies Part 3: China Mobile Sources Pollution Control

 

(Clean Air Asia, EFC, NRDC and RBF)

 

 

Air Pollution Monitoring and Process

 

(MyCAS)

 

 

 

The Roles of Particulate Matter Characterization and Source Apportionment in Air Quality Management

 

(AWMA)

 

17:00-18:00

BreathLife Cities Signing Ceremony (Launch Pad, Concourse A, Bcck)

Poster presentations (BCCK foyer)

19:30-21:30 GALA DINNER (Great Hall C & D, BCCK)
DAY 3 BAQ Main Conference | 16 November 2018, Friday
8:00-9:00 REGISTRATION
Venue Rooms 2 & 3, BCCK Room 13, BCCK Rooms 4 & 5, BCCK Rooms 10 & 11, BCCK Room 12, BCCK
Track

 

AIR QUALITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE

 

CITY SOLUTIONS

FOR CLEAN AIR

SPECIAL SESSIONS

MYCAS SESSIONS 

(oral presentation of abstracts)

 

9:00-10:30

 

Pathways to Global Clean Air

 

(IUAPPA)

 

 

Asia-Pacific Mercury Monitoring Network

 

(USEPA)

 

 

 

Green Freight and Urban Logistics: System-wide Solutions for Greening Logistics

 

(CCAC and Clean Air Asia)

 

 

 

Solutions to Reduce Air Pollution in South Asia

 

(ICIMOD and Clean Air Asia)

 

 

Air Quality Management and Climate Change

 

(MyCAS)

10:30-11:00

Coffee Break and Networking

Poster presentations (BCCK foyer)

 

11:00-12:00

 

PLENARY SESSION/ MULTI-STAKEHOLDER FORUM: The Race to Cleaner Air in Asian Cities: Top 3 Priorities to Beat Air Pollution

 

The forum will be a platform for key representatives from various sectors including development agencies, youth, scientists, media, policymaker/city representative, to share their insights on the top 3 priorities for Asia to be air pollution-free and discussions on the role that every sector plays and top priority actions/solutions to be taken by their sector

Panelists:

●          POLICYMAKER: Mark Kasman, Director of Regional and Billateral Affairs, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

●          SCIENTIST: Prof. Young Sunwoo, President, Korean Society for Atmospheric Environment

●          DEVELOPMENT AGENCY: Soraya Smaoun, Air Quality Coordinator, UN Environment

●          MEDIA: Howie Severino, Vice President, GMA News

●          YOUTH: Aakash Arora, Coordinator, Youth Clean Air Network Initiative

Moderator: Bindu Lohani, Clean Air Asia

12:00-13:00 BAQ 2018 CLOSING
Presentation of the Kong Ha Award for Excellence in Air Quality Management
Cities for Clean Air Awards
BAQ 2018 Conference Statement
BAQ 2020 Announcement
13:00-14:00 LUNCH (Great Hall C&D, BCKK)

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

BAQ PRE-EVENTS

Date/Time Title Organizers Venue Remarks
Pre-events – Monday, 12 November
o9:00-17:30 Capacity Building Programme for National Air Quality Managers UN Environment, Asia Pacific Clean Air Partnership, and Asian Institute of Technology Petra, Pullman Hotel Kuching By invitation
o8:30-17:00 Integrating Co-benefits into Air Quality and Climate Change Policies IGES Giza Room, Level 2, Pullman Hotel Kuching By invitation
13:00-17:00 Regional Closing Workshop of Transport and Climate Change in the ASEAN Region GIZ Olympia, Pullman Hotel Kuching By invitation
Pre-events – Monday, 13 November
09:00-17:00

MyCAS-led sessions

·          Air Quality Management and Climate Change

·          Air Quality and its Impact on Health

·          Clean Energy for Better Air Quality

·          Big Data Applications and Air Pollution Modelling

·          Air Pollution Control and Technologies

·          Indoor Air Pollution

·          Sustainable Transport Solutions for Cities

·          Air Pollution Monitoring and Process

The Clean Air Forum Society of Malaysia (MyCAS) Rooms 2 & 3, 12, 13 BCCK Open Sessions
13:00-17:00 Malaysia Focus Group Discussions Ministry of Energy, Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment of Malaysia (MESTECC), and Department of Environment of Malaysia (DOE) Rooms 6, BCCK By invitation
08:30-12:00 Capacity Building Programme for National Air Quality Managers UN Environment, Asia Pacific Clean Air Partnership, and Asian Institute of Technology Petra, Pullman Hotel Kuching By invitation
08:30-12:00 Consultation Meeting on Regional Policy/ Governmental Meetings on Urban Air Quality in Asia UN Environment, Clean Air Asia Eiffel 1, Level 1, Pullman Hotel Kuching By invitation
09:00-17:00 2nd APEC Workshop on Policy Dialogue on Fuel Economy Platform & 4th Forum of the ASEAN Fuel Economy APEC, GIZ and, UN Environment Rooms 4 & 5, BCCK By invitation
9:00-17:00 Estimating the Benefits of Improving Air Quality: Intro to the BenMAP-CE Tool U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Room 8, BCCK Pre-registration
09:00-17:00 AirNow International Collaboration Meeting, Messaging and Outreach and AirNow System and Big Data Demo U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Room 9 Pre-registration

SIDE MEETINGS & WORKSHOPS

Date/Time Title Organizers Venue Remarks
Wednesday, 14 November 
9:00-17:00 Training on Time Series Analysis for Air Quality and Health UN Environment Giza Room, Level 1, Pullman Hotel Kuching By invitation
13:30-15:00 IBAQ Advisory Group Meeting Clean Air Asia Room 7, BCCK Closed meeting
18:00-19:30 BAQ Meet-Up: Air Quality Flags Program for Schools (Workshop) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Granary + Bar

23, Wayang St, Kuching Town

Open event
18:30 onwards BAQ Meet-Up: Air Sensor Stakeholders Meet-up TD Environmental Services, Clean Air Asia

The Old Courthouse

7, Jalan Barrack, 93000 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

Open event
BAQ Meet-Up: CSO meet-up on Air Pollution and Clean Air Energy Initiatives Clean Air Asia The White Barouk
Kuching Town Land District
Tebingan Kuching, Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman
By invitation
18:30-20:30 BAQ Meet-Up: Technology Transfer for Air Pollution and the Needs of Indian Cities Clean Air Asia Pullman Hotel Kuching Closed meeting
Thursday, 15 November
09:00-12:00 Training on Time Series Analysis for Air Quality and Health UN Environment Giza Room, Level 2,Pullman Hotel Kuching By invitation
10:30-12:00 Air Pollution and Children’s Health US Environmental Protection Agency Room 2 & 3, BCCK Closed meeting
10:30-11:00 Fuel Economy Chatbot/App Launch GIZ Launch Pad, Councourse A, BCCK Closed meeting
12:30-13:30 IBAQ e-Learning Launch Clean Air Asia Room 6, BCCK By invitation
13:00-14:30 Strategising Health Effects Communication and Other Health Initiatives in India Clean Air Asia Room 7, BCCK By invitation
13:30-17:00 Project Workshop: Air quality assessments for health and environment policies in Africa and Asia-Pacific UN Environment Macchu Picchu, Level 2, Pullman Hotel Kuching By invitation
13:30-15:30 Stakeholder Consultation Workshop: A New Research Agenda for Sustainable Transport in Low Income Countries IMC Worldwide Room 13, BCCK By invitation
15:00-15:30 UN Environment Air Quality and Mobility Program Launch UN Environment Launch Pad, Concourse A, BCCK Open event
17:00-18:00 BreathLife Cities Signing Ceremony CCAC, Clean Air Asia Launch Pad, Concourse A, BCCK Open event
Friday, 16 November 
08:00-17:00 Pilot Delivery of the Training Toolkit on Urban Air Quality Management for Emerging Economies UN Environment, Asia Pacific Clean Air Partnership, Clean Air Asia Room 6, BCCK By invitation

LAUNCHES & TOURS

Date/Time Title Organizers Venue Remarks
Wednesday, 14 November 
15:00-15:30 Clean Air Asia Launch (TBC) Clean Air Asia Launch Pad, Concourse A, BCCK Open event
17:00-18:30 Urban Walkability and Air Sensing Tour ITDP, Sonoma Technology, UNIMAS, Clean Air Asia Streets in Kuching city; tour ends at The Old Courthouse, Commons Room Limited slots; pre-registration is required
Thursday, 15 November
10:30-11:00 Fuel Economy Chatbot/App GIZ Launch Pad, Concourse A, BCCK Open event
12:30-13:30 IBAQ e-Learning Launch Clean Air Asia Room 6, BCCK By invitation
15:00-15:30 UN Environment project Launch UN Environment Launch Pad, Concourse A, BCCK Open event
17:00-17:30 BreatheLife Cities Signing (TBC)

CCAC, Clean Air Asia

Launch Pad, Concourse A, BCCK Open event

SOCIAL EVENTS

Date/Time Title Organizers Venue Remarks
Tuesday, 13 November
18:00-19:30 Welcome Reception MyCAS BCCK foyer Open to all BAQ participants
Thursday, 15 November
18:00-20:00 Gala Dinner MyCAS Great Hall C&D, BCKK Open to all BAQ participants
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