10 December 2012

BAQ 2013 Report

David Tyler represented the WLPGA at the Better Air Quality Conference (BAQ) in Hong Kong during December where the Association had a booth featuring the Cooking for Life Project.

The BAQ conference is the leading event on air quality in Asia, covering transport, energy, industry and climate change, with a particular emphasis on government policies and measures. Policy makers and practitioners meet at BAQ to network, learn and share experiences. Past BAQs have proven to influence policies, initiate new projects and establish partnerships. BAQ 2012 was co-organized by Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI-Asia), Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department (EPD), and Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), in partnership with Asian Development Bank and World Bank. BAQ 2012 was held from 5-7 December at the Jockey Club Auditorium, Hong Kong PolyU. First organized by the Hong Kong PolyU in 2002, BAQs have become major regional events through the efforts of the Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities Center (CAI-Asia) and its partners. BAQ conferences were held in Hong Kong (2002), Philippines (2003), India (2004), Indonesia (2006), Thailand (2008), and Singapore (2010) where the WLPGA held its first Asia Autogas Summit in conjunction with BAQ in December that year. The WLPGA’s second Asia Autogas Summit was held earlier in the week (reported separately) when Sophie Punte, the Executive Director of CAI-Asia, spoke at the event about how Autogas can play a role in mitigating street air pollution. David Tyler held a number of meetings during the BAQ week including a discussion with Clean Engines International from the USA about their initiative in the Philippines to convert two stroke three wheeler vehicles to Autogas (see photo). The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (GACC) also had a booth at the BAQ. The WLPGA is linked with the GACC through its Cooking for Life initiative.
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