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Busy @ BAQ – GIZ engagement at the 10th Better Air Quality in Asia Conference 2018

Kuching City, Malaysia – The Better Air Quality (BAQ) Conference 2018, organised by Clean Air Asia (CAA), was held from November 14-16, 2018 in the state of Sarawak, Malaysia. More than 600 experts, government officials, development agencies, students, and private sector representatives joined the conference to promote a cleaner, greener, and healthier Asia.

GIZ is among CAA’s active partners and has been participating in the previous BAQ conferences. GIZ’s work on sustainable transport is aimed at reducing air pollutants and greenhouse gases from the transport sector. As transport plays an increasing role in the economic development of Asia, it will continue to affect the quality of life and health of billions if no actions are done towards improving the efficiency of transport systems, changing to more efficient transport modes, and using cleaner fuels and vehicles.

These efforts are being supported by GIZ in its many sustainable transport projects in Asia and other parts of the world. Some of them joined this year’s BAQ (see list of projects below):


These projects actively contributed through various platforms during the conference:

At the conclusion of BAQ2018, the conference statement was released which expressed hope in Asia’s battle against air pollution. The conference has witnessed that measures taken by various governments, research institutions, development agencies, and universities through the years are proving successful. Asia will be riding on this momentum as it looks ahead to more success stories to be presented in the next conference – BAQ 2020 at Chengdu, China.