Breathing Uneasy: Regional Response to Air Pollution in South Asia

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Breathing Uneasy: Regional Response to Air Pollution in South Asia

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“In South Asia, the core to successful air quality management is political will and coordinated efforts at city, national, and regional levels.” Cecile Fruman, Director, Regional Integration and Engagement, South Asia Region, World Bank

“Action plans for air pollution mitigation must be delinked from political considerations. It is a common issue, and the solution to this should be a shared one too.” Zahid Hussain, Secretary, Environment Protection Department, Punjab, Pakistan

“In South Asia, we need adequate human and financial resources, and air quality issues need to be understood better for effective solutions.” Bidya Banmali Pradhan, Head, Air Pollution Solutions Programme, ICIMOD.

“South Asia needs a regional mechanism for knowledge exchange and working together on shared benefits of clean air transition.” Bjarne Pedersen, Executive Director, Clean Air Asia

“There is a strong potential for South Asian countries to collaborate on knowledge sharing and uniformity in data generation to tackle air pollution.” Sundeep, Director, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

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Julie Vorman

Hello, everyone, and welcome to the event page for the #OneSouthAsia Conversation on air pollution!
Tue, 07/20/2021 - 11:16
Abdul Salam kalhoro

I Want to participate in this event
Wed, 07/21/2021 - 13:32
Julie Vorman

Hi, everyone - 
Wed, 07/21/2021 - 13:46
Julie Vorman

Hi, everyone - 
Wed, 07/21/2021 - 22:31
Rameshore Khanal

Not a question, but an opinion. Banks and financial institutions should be restricted to provide loan for the purchase of polluting machinery and equipment. Widespread and perhaps most easily accessible Auto-loans have been one of the major reasons of urban AQI deterioration.
Thu, 07/22/2021 - 06:51

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