Longing for Blue Skies: Clearing the Air in China and India
Event: Thursday, June 23, 2016, San Francisco
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Air pollution in China’s big cities is a well-documented phenomenon that has gained frontline local and international attention. In recent years, China’s implementation of improvements to its air quality policies and regulations are beginning to improve the situation. China, however, is not the only country facing this challenge. India is also grappling with severe urban air pollution. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 13 of the world’s top 20 polluted cities are in India. As a critical factor in quality of life and public health, China and India are investing heavily to control their emissions and clean the air. Given the complexity of the challenge and sheer size of the problems they are facing, both countries are also looking to international expertise and experience for best solutions, creating market opportunities for clean air technology providers.
Join us at Asia Society in San Francisco on June 23 to discuss the air pollution challenges China and India are facing, and what each country is doing to clear the air in their cities. The panel will also explore how the two countries are looking to the U.S. (and elsewhere) for help, including in California where the state’s push to create a clean energy economy has become a global success story and a model to be emulated.
Tonny Xie, Executive Director, Clean Air Alliance of China
Ken Alex, Director, California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research
Anup Bandivadekar, Passenger Vehicles Program Director & India Lead, International Council on Clean Transportation
This is event is co-sponsored by The Asia Foundation and Asia Society.
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