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).
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
- clarifying the linkage between urban air quality management and long-range transport of air pollutants in Asia and climate change
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, email@example.com, for more information.