The Manila City Government has expressed support to an environment organization’s plan for clean air in the city of Manila.
Representatives who attended the activity last Feb. 27 at the Division of City Schools, Manila were from the city’s Department of Public Services, Department of Engineering and Public Works, Manila Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Office, Manila Public Information Office and representatives from the City Council.
During the seminar, several concerns relating to the city’s air quality and the effects of air pollution were discussed. Activities were also held to further analyze the capital’s current air quality situation and draft a Clean Air Action Plan.
The city government partnered with Clean Air Asia to utilize cost-effective strategies to control and reduce emissions in a specified area thus protecting human health and the environment, said a statement from the Manila Public Information Office.
Clean Air Asia is an international non-governmental organization that leads the regional mission for better air quality and healthier, more livable cities in Asia.
“We aim to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in 1000+ cities in Asia through policies and programs that cover air quality, transport and industrial emissions and energy use,” said Clean Air Asia in a statement.
The group works with ministries (energy, environment, health and transport), cities in Asia, private sector and development agencies to provide leadership and technical knowledge in the following areas: Air Quality and Climate Change, Low Emissions Urban Development, Clean Fuels and Vehicles and Green Freight and Logistics.
Clean Air Asia’s approach is hinged on science-based, actionable guidance combined with an ethos of partnerships and collaboration as key drivers for meaningful and lasting impact. Willie Casas