ISAP2015 Lunch Session

Strengthening the Interface
Between Atmospheric Science and Policy in Asia

A growing body of research suggests Asia could save millions of lives and protect the climate through stronger air pollution policies. The gap between atmospheric science and policy has nonetheless often frustrated efforts to capture these benefits. This session draws upon the views of researchers and practitioners to discuss how to strengthen the interface between atmospheric science and policy in Asia.


[Opening Remarks]

Hiroshi Fujita, Deputy Director, Air Environment Division, Ministry of the Environment, Japan


Guidance Framework for Better Air Quality in Asian Cities
Kaye Patdu,
Head of Programs, Clean Air Asia
PDF (601KB)
Xinling Feng,
Researcher, Integrated Policies for Sustainable Societies Area, IGES
PDF (1.8MB)
Air Pollution Policies in Japan
Naoko Matsumoto,
Fellow, IGES
PDF (1.1MB)
Updates on the Asia Pacific Clean Air Partnership (ASPAC) Science Panel
Hajime Akimoto,
Guest Scientist, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)
PDF (336KB)


Eric Zusman, Leader / Principal Policy Researcher, Integrated Policies for Sustainable Societies Area, IGES

[Moderator & Closing Remarks]

MOE-J, UNEP and CAA Strategy to Promote Better Air Quality Management in Asia and the Pacific
Katsunori Suzuki,
Director / Professor, Environment Preservation Center, Kanazawa University
PDF (281KB)
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Date & Time29 July 2015, 12:45-13:45LanguageEnglish /Japanese
VenueRoom503, Pacifico Yokohama Conference CenterSession No.L-2


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