• International Workshop

    Bridging Atmospheric Science and Policy in Asia :
    Identifying Areas for Collaborative Research

  • On 10 and 11 March 2015, around 40 researchers and policymakers from Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Thailand, India, Nepal and Europe participated in the third annual IGES-IIASA international workshop on " Bridging Atmospheric Science and Policy in Asia: Identifying Areas for Collaborative Research" in Tokyo, Japan.

    There is a growing awareness of an integrated approach to air pollution and climate change policy in Asia. Such an approach would focus on considering the varying impacts of different air pollutants across space and time. However, there is still considerable debate over how such an approach would be designed and implemented in the region. The purpose of this workshop was to begin to build bridges and make connections between researchers and policymakers to better define and operationalize an integrated approach in Asia.

    This workshop consisted of a series of panels that aimed to make these connections. After an opening session that highlighted what we had learned about co-benefits and where we needed to go, three panels followed on possible ways of linking science and policy on co-benefits. That panel discussions aimed to synthesize the recommendations in the other sessions to better define an integrated approach to co-benefits in Asia.

Outcome of IIASA - S-7-3 collaboration
Hajime Akimoto, Asia Center for Air Pollution Research(ACAP), Japan
Progress of IIASA-IGES collaboration
Eric Zusman, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Progress on S-12 project related to short-lived climate pollutants
Toshihiko Masui, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan
Progress on co-benefits research
Kenichi Wada, The Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth(RITE), Japan
Outcome of research on co-benefit
Jusen Asuka, Tohoku University, Japan
Progress of ABC
Veerabhadran Ramanathan, University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
Progress of GAINS application to China, Korea and other parts of Asia
Zbigniew Klimont, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis(IIASA)
Progress of Airpett
Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand
Progress with NEASPEC
Sangmin NAM, UNESCAP East and North-East Asia Office (ENEA)
Summary of Discussion on Science Panel
Hajime Akimoto, ACAP, Japan
Young Joon Kim, Gwangju Institute of Sceience and Technology (GIST)
Supat Wangwongwatana, Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRC.AP)
Guidance Framework for Urban Air Quality
Kaye Patdu, Clean Air Asia(CAA)
Regional Assessment
Eric Zusman, IGES
Science and Policy experience in Europe including suggestion to Asia
Markus Amann, IIASA
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