Climate Change Minister arrived in Thailand to attend 2018 Asia Pacific Clean Air Partnership Joint Forum

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ISLAMABAD (PRESS RELEASE)

Federal Minister for Climate Change Senator Mushahidullah Khan arrived in Thailand today to attend 2018 Asia Pacific Clean Air Partnership Joint Forum.

The delegation includes Additional Secretary Ministry of Climate Change Shakeel Awaan and Muhammad Fayyaz. Air pollution is a major threat to human health and well being in the Asia Pacific region, which accounts for the bulk of air pollution related deaths globally and has some of the most polluted cities in the world.

Besides its health impacts, air pollution is also a threat to the region’s economy, in terms of the lost labor income and welfare losses, food water security, and climate system, thereby undermining poverty alleviation and sustainable development.

Building on the momentum of the regions’ response to implement the United Nations Environment Assembly Resolution on Air Quality and as a follow up to the 2015 Joint Forum, the 2018 Asia Pacific Clean Air Partnership Joint Forum is being organized as part of long weeklong program under the theme Solutions Landscape for clean Air.

The 2018 Asia Pacific Clean Air Partnership Joint Forum will provide an opportunity to provide progress on implementation of the 2014 UN Environment Assembly resolution in Asia and the Pacific on air quality including the Asia Pacific Clean air Partnership since 2015 joint forum. It will also discuss and share the latest science, evidence and impacts of air pollution.

This forum will also share and exchange practical and innovative solutions at the national and local level, featuring policy, finance and technology and develop a plan for the Asia Pacific Clean air Partnership Joint Forum to implement the UN Environment Assembly resolution on air quality in the region.