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Publications and Reports

Urban air quality management strategy in Asia - Guidebook

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Author: Jitendra J. Shah, Tanvi Nagpal, et al. Urban Air Quality Management Strategy (URBAIR) aims to assist in the design and implementation of policies, monitoring, and management to restore air quality in Asian metropolitan areas. This Guidebook details the steps in an air quality management system (AQMS). It is intended for use in conjunction with city-level data. Planners, economists, and engineers may refer to it as a sourcebook for technical assistance. It provides details on air quality modeling, choices of abatement measures and low cost-benefit analysis can be used to guide selection of appropriate measures. It summarizes the components of a general action plan to manage and control air pollution. The Guidebook outlines common air pollution laws and regulations and policy instruments and presents a five-step action plan for creating an AQMS specific to a city's circumstances. Abatement measures in the plan are categorized according to cost-effectiveness, as well as the time required to implement them and when they would become effective.

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Organizations and Agencies

Australian Department of the Environment and Heritage

http://www.deh.gov.au/

The Australian Government Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH) develops and implements national policy, programs and legislation to protect and conserve Australia's natural environment and cultural heritage.

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Cambodia Ministry of Environment

http://www.camnet.com.kh/moe/index.htm

The site contains a copy of Cambodia's law on environmental protection and natural resource management.

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Clean Air Initiative website

http://www.cleanairnet.org

This site contains a vast number of resources related to air quality. The Initiative is currently active in three regions: Asia, Latin America, and Sub-Saharan Africa.

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India Ministry of Environment & Forests

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India Ministry of Environment & Forests

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International & Foreign Organizations

http://www.epa.gov/ttn/chief/related.html#foreign

This webpage contains a listing of international environmental agencies that may contain information on air quality management. The following countries, regions, and organizations are included: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Europe, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United Nations.

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Japanese Ministry of the Environment

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This site includes links to key environmental topics, reports and publications, laws and regulations, policies, and other information on Japan's environment.

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Malaysia Department of Environment

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Malaysia Department of Environment

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Singapore Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR)

http://www.mewr.gov.sg

Singapore Ministry of the Environment

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South Africa Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism

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South Africa Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism

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World Bank List of Environmental Agencies of the World

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Staff at the World Bank has compiled lists for most countries of the agencies primarily responsible for environmental issues at the national level, organized by region (Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Latin America, Middle East and North Africa, North America, and Western Europe).

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World Bank List of Environmental Agency Information "On the Web"

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Staff at the World Bank has compiled a preliminary list of environmental agencies around the world that are using public Internet sites. The list contains highlights of materials available at some of the sites.

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Training

Clean Air Initiative - Distance Learning Courses

http://www.worldbank.org/cleanair/cailac/cleanair/learningactivities/dis_learning.htm Exit EPA

The Clean Air Initiative offers two distance learning courses which may be taken over the internet. The first course, entitled Urban Air Quality Management in Latin American Cities, focuses on the use of analytical tools that emphasize a multi-disciplinary and multi-sectorial approach to monitor, prevent and control air pollution problems and to reduce their impacts on human health and the environment. The second course, entitled Air Pollution Management Orientation, has the objective to provide a basic understanding of the principles of air pollution management. It is an independent course, designed to be followed without an instructor and is offered in Spanish.

World Bank, Clean Air Initiative

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U.S. EPA's Air Pollution Training Institute - Online Courses

http://yosemite.epa.gov/oaqps/eogtrain.nsf/HomeForm?OpenForm

U.S. EPA's Air Pollution Training Institute (APTI) Virtual Classroom gives you the opportunity to take, on-line, EPA's Air Pollution Training Institute self-instructional courses at your leisure. EPA established the APTI over 30 years ago to provide technical air pollution training to environmental professionals in state, tribal, and local governments, and now the technical air pollution training material is available to all with web access.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Air Pollution Training Institute

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Case Studies

GAIA Case Study: Argentina

http://www.ess.co.at/GAIA/CASES/ARG2/index.html Exit EPA

At the moment, there are very limited data that describe the current and historic situation of air quality in the City of Buenos Aires. This makes it difficult to develop an air quality monitoring system and to define mitigation measures for zones of high air pollution. This case study tries to develop a solution to the problem that does not rely on historical air pollution data and it is shown that air pollution does not depend only on the level of emissions, but also on other urban and meteorological aspects that can increase or decrease contaminant concentrations in the air. The study applies risk indices to perform an air pollution risk assessment for Buenos Aires. These risk indices combine urban topography with meteorological variables as indicators of the atmosphere's capacity to dilute contaminants. Automotive transport is assumed to be the major source of air pollution.

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GAIA Case Study: Mexico

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The atmospheric pollution in Mexico City is one of the most severe air pollution cases in the world. The pollution levels are often above air quality standards and therefore it is urgent to find strategies to control them. The most important air pollutants are ozone and its precursors. This case study analyzes the relationship between the concentration of carbon monoxide in Mexico City's air and parameters such as energy (fuel) consumption for transportation or the topology of the road network. Moreover, the case study looks at the projections for reductions in carbon monoxide concentration levels caused by the implementation of strategies such as use of better fuels, increased use of catalytic converters in vehicles, and better transit conditions.

GAIA: Environmental Information System

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Vehicle Emissions Reduction - Action Plans and Studies

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This website includes links to several case studies dealing with air pollution in general and specifically vehicle emissions. The studies are from India, Indonesia, China, and Vietnam.

Asian Development Bank

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