August 27, 2014
On August 14 and 15, JICA-RI held a workshop at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Bangkok, Thailand, to discuss issues on the monitoring and analysis of the fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) in Bangkok.
In recent years, combating air pollution has been a pressing issue in Asia, where the economies are growing very rapidly. In particular, PM 2.5 is of concern for people’s health. Its cross-border impact draws attention on the actions to mitigate and control the problem.
Senior Research Fellow
Research Fellow Narita
Thai participants expressed strong expectation that the first year-round monitoring of PM 2.5 of this kind by the research project will identify causal factors of the problem, which would then give hints for specific policies for reducing PM 2.5 emissions. Senior Research Fellow Sudo emphasized the importance of the research as: “The research is expected not only to contribute to the reduction of PM 2.5 emissions in Bangkok, but also to progress in PM 2.5 emissions reduction policies in the Asian region as a whole.”
|Day||August 14, 2014(Thu) - August 15, 2014(Fri)|
|Place||Asia Institute of Technology, Bangkok|