This global report provides a review of policy actions of Member States per the mandate provided by UNEA Resolution 3/8 on Preventing and reducing air pollution to improve air quality globally.

The Government of India on July 30, 2021 has issued the Bill of the Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas Act, 2021 which shall be applicable to the National Capital Region and also to adjoining areas in so far as it relates to matters concerning air pollution in the National Capital Region.

The Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas Bill, 2021 was introduced in Lok Sabha on July 30, 2021.

This publication explains how market-based instruments can be utilized to improve air quality, water, and waste management in Asia. Asia has experienced massive economic growth, characterized by rapid urbanization and industrialization, changing demographics, and increasing consumption and demand for resource.

This report reviews the cooperation between three Northeast Asian countries: China, Japan and the Republic of Korea, and assesses which aspects of the regional collaboration from Europe and North America can be transferred to this part of Asia.

An Ordinance to provide for the constitution of the Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas for better co-ordination, research, identification and resolution of problems surrounding the air quality index and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

In this report, defined (a) the size of NCAP city airsheds (b) the recommended number of ambient air quality monitoring sites in an airshed (c) the operational sampling frequency to support receptor-based source apportionment studies.

Air pollution presents an increasingly apparent challenge to health and development across the globe. Exposure to PM2.5 is a major health risk and worldwide, an estimated 4.13-5.39 million people died prematurely in 2017 from exposure to PM2.5 pollution. The health impacts of pollution also represent a heavy cost to the economy.

The Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas Ordinance, 2020 was promulgated on October 28, 2020.

To combat rising city air pollution levels, the Government of India launched the NCAP in January 2019 to reduce PM2.5 and PM10 levels by 20-30% by 2024 with respect to 2017 levels.

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