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New Partnerships for Clearing the Air in Asia’s Cities

Asian cities are at the frontlines in the fight against air pollution. These cities are engines of economic growth, but often lack the tools and capacity they need to better manage air quality. Jane Nishida (U.S. EPA) and Wei Kuo-yen (EPA Taiwan) will provide examples of how their jointly created International Environmental Partnership (IEP) initiative has promoted the transfer of best practices to help cities in Asia clear their air. Wei Kuo-yen will highlight some examples from Taiwanese cities lowering their PM2.5 emissions. Jane Nishida will discuss how the IEP builds on nearly 25 years of U.S. EPA collaboration with Taiwan on air quality and other environmental issues. Bjarne Pedersen (Clean Air Asia) will discuss how with IEP support they are designing a comprehensive platform and clean city certification program for Asian cities to jointly address air quality challenges. 

Photo credit: Premshree Pillai


  • Jane Nishida

    Acting Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of International and Tribal Affairs, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Wei Kuo-yen

    Minister, Environmental Protection Administration Taiwan
  • Bjarne Pedersen

    Executive Director, Clean Air Asia