Philippines: A clean air plan for Iloilo City

Manila – After a four year design process, the Clean Air Plan (CAP) for Iloilo, the Philippines, was presented during a public forum on the 28th May 2015. It represents a comprehensive report for reducing common air pollutants in the city, which mainly stem from transport. Proposed measures include for example the gradual phasing out of old engine in Jeepers using pre-Euro IV and improved emission testing protocols. The development process involved various stakeholders in order to set a common vision.

During the public forum with participants from the government, the public and private sector, remarks were made by representatives from Iloilo City, Clean Air Asia (CAA) and Clean Air for Smaller Cities (CASC). Further, the CAP was handed over to a representative of the city mayor by CASC team member Ms Julia Nagel, and CAA Head of Programs Ms Kaye Patdu. The outcomes stressed the importance to take air pollution seriously in order to reduce transport emissions in Iloilo City.

The CAP was developed by CASC together with the Iloilo City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO), University of the Philippines – Visitas, University of San Agustin, and Central Philippine University in close cooperation with the regional NGO Clean Air Asia (CAA). The project ‘Clean Air for Smaller Cities in the ASEAN Region’ (CASC) is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by GIZ. It empowers smaller and medium-sized cities in the ASEAN region to develop and implement ‘Clean Air Plans’ (CAP) in order to improve air quality. Source: giz

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