TRUE presented at Seoul international air quality forum
The TRUE Initiative’s London policy impact was presented at the Seoul International Forum on Air Quality Improvement 2019, hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government on May 22 and 23.
The Forum aimed to share expertise and experience to address the growing air quality problems in major cities across Asia. Participants included government officials and policy-makers from 35 cities in Northeast Asia, including China, Japan, Mongolia, Vietnam and Singapore, as well as citizens and representatives from research organizations, universities, and NGOs with a total of over 300 participants.
Liuhanzi Yang from the International Council on Clean Transportation presented TRUE’s recent study on remote-sensing testing in London. In her presentation, Yang introduced London’s new vehicle policies based on TRUE findings and discussed how remote sensing data can inform policies for cities. This was part of a session focused on vehicle emissions control policies, where representatives from Seoul, Tokyo, Beijing, Jilin, and Shenzhen shared their policy efforts and experience for reducing emissions from transportation sector at city level.
Opening the Forum, the Mayor of Seoul, Won-soon Park, gave a speech with an emphasis on how addressing air pollution problem requires worldwide cooperation between cities. This was followed by a keynote speech entitled ‘Uniting for Clean Air’ presented by Isabelle Louis, Regional Director and Representative for the UN Environment Asia and the Pacific Office.