Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI-Asia) Center, Inc.


The Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI-Asia) promotes better air quality and livable cities by translating knowledge to policies and actions that reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from transport, energy and other sectors. It consists of a Center (NGO), Partnership (180+ organizations) and Country Networks (in 8 countries).

CAI-Asia’s program aims to integrate air quality management, climate change mitigation, energy management and sustainable transport into policies and programs of developing countries and cities by
• Enhancing frameworks for sound policies, programs and urban development
• Improving monitoring, measurement, and information on air quality, health, climate change and energy and transport
• Strengthening and harmonizing regional and national policies and standards

Organization Type Non-Governmental Organization

Contact Information

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Primary Initiatives, Target Populations, and Scope of Work:

Asia in general

Fuels/Technologies: Other
Air quality related technologies in general
Sectors of Experience: Energy
Urban air quality, co-benefits
Countries of Operation: Pakistan
Sri Lanka

Our Experience And Interest In The Four PCIA Central Focus Areas

Social/Cultural barriers to using traditional fuels and stoves:

This is addressed in relation to urban air quality, thus the barriers to the use of cleaner fuels by industry and transport

Market development for improved cooking technologies:

We do not address this but could work together with PCIA on this in the context of the nexus between indoor and urban air quality

Technology standardization for cooking, heating and ventilation:

We gather information on technologies in relation to air quality in general, not specifically for indoor air pollution

Indoor air pollution exposure and health monitoring:

We work together with the Health Effects Institute (HEI) on understanding the relationship between air quality, health and poverty in Asian cities

Relevant Publications or Studies

1. Urban Air Pollution in Asia Cities: Status, Challenges and Management, (2006) D. Schwela, G. Haq, C. Huizenga, W. Han. H. Fabian andM. Ajero, Stockholm Environment Institute and Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities
2. Compendium of Air Quality Management and Sustainable Urban Transport Projects in Asia, (2007)
3. Country/City Synthesis Reports Across Asia, (2006)
4. Sustainable Urban Transport in Asia: Making the Vision a Reality (2006)
5. Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Considerations: for On-Road Transport in Asia, (2006)

Our Contribution to the Partnership

We could work together with PCIA on the nexus between indoor and urban air quality. For example, joint initiatives in selected cities to address urban and indoor air quality where sources are the same, monitoring can measure both types of air pollution, co-benefits