Air Pollution in Asian Megacities

Urban Air Pollution in Asian Cities, Status, Challenges and Management

 

This book provides a comprehensive and comparative assessment of the current status and challenges in urban air pollution management in 20 cities in the Asian region.

Benchmarking Urban Air Quality Managemnent and Practice in Major and Mega Cities of Asia Stage I

 

This report presents Stage I of a benchmarking exercise to systematically assess current urban air quality management and practice in selected major and mega cities of Asia and to review practice in cities in Europe and North America. By learning from good practice and understanding the processes by which they are achieved.
 

Urban Air Pollution Management and Practice

 

This report elaborates on the country and city presentations at the APMA Seoul workshop. It serves to provide greater insight for future research and policies onapproaches to effective urban air quality management that will help to lessen the health,environmental and economic consequences of urban air pollution in Asia, and to achievemore sustainable development.

Levels of air pollution in Asian cities regularly exceed World Health Organization recommended guidelines with smoke and dust particles being double the world average.

 

This is particularly the case in megacities with more than 10,000 inhabitatns. The main cause of urban air pollution is the use of fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas) in transport, power generation, industry, and domestic sectors.