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BAQ now on its 4th straight year

The largest conference this year on air quality management in Asia will be held in Agra, India from December 6 to 8, 2004. For four consecutive years, the Better Air Quality (BAQ) workshops have given hundreds of policymakers from across the region the opportunity to explore new ways to reduce air pollution in their respective cities and countries. This year's event is hosted by India's Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) and the Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI-Asia).

Message from the Minister of Environment and Forests, India

Message from the CAI-Asia Chairperson

Through presentations and focused discussions, BAQ 2004 will contribute to

  • improving the science on which air quality management in Asia is based
  • strengthening the governance structure for urban air quality management in Asia
  • developing stronger stakeholder networks on air quality management in Asia, that involve local and national governments, civil society, academe, private sector, and development agencies
  • clarifying the linkage between urban air quality management and long-range transport of air pollutants in Asia and climate change

BAQ 2004 Flyer (4 pages)BAQ 2004 Flyer (4 pages)
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The BAQ 2004 Organizing Committee invited interested persons to submit abstracts for representation in the BAQ plenary sessions, sub-workshops, or poster session. So far, about 280 abstracts have been received. September 30 was the deadline for submission of abstracts, and late abstracts will no longer be accepted.

The full paper and presentation should be submitted on or before November 15, 2004.

However, authors whose abstract have been accepted for inclusion in the BAQ 2004 program should submit a brief biography (max 150 words) in essay format by November 1, 2004.

Contact Herbert Fabian,, for more information.

BAQ 2004 Secretariat at Fax: 00 632 636 2381