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27 to 29 May 2024 | Open meeting

Meeting Room G, UN Conference Centre, Bangkok, Thailand

Air pollution is one of the most pressing environmental health crises globally. It is responsible for more than 6.5 million deaths annually, the bulk of which – 70 percent – occur in the Asia Pacific. In addition to health hazards, air pollution threatens the region’s economy, food and water security, and climate systems.

 

This workshop is jointly organized by UNEP, ESCAP, and the Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia (EANET) to support regional implementation of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) resolution on promoting regional cooperation on air pollution to improve air quality globally and support discussions to “unlock” and “future-proof” air quality management in the region.

 

The workshop serves as EANET’s Regional Awareness Workshop in 2024 to inform its Participating Countries on the key challenges and emerging issues on air quality management and provide inputs to its Medium-Term Plan for 2026-2030. It also serves as an important opportunity for ESCAP to inform stakeholders about the development of an online Partnership and Coordination Platform for the Regional Action Programme on Air Pollution (RAPAP), map out activities of potential partners, and obtain feedback and suggestions on the Platform as a shared resource for information exchange and coordination, thus facilitating multilateral and international cooperation in support of RAPAP.

Contact details:

(1) Secretariat for the EANET

United Nations Environment Programme Asia and the Pacific Office

+662 288 1627

[email protected]

(2) Environment and Development Policy Section

Environment and Development Division

Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

 +662 288 1234

[email protected]

 

for more information, please contact

Environment and Development Division +66 2 288 1234 [email protected]
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