The Better Air Quality (BAQ) conference is the leading event on air quality in Asia, covering transport, energy, industry and climate change, with a particular emphasis on government policies and measures. Policy makers, practitioners and development agencies meet at BAQ to network, learn and share experiences. Past BAQs have proven to influence policies, initiate new projects and establish partnerships.
This year's Better Air Quality conference (BAQ 2012) is co-organized by the Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI-Asia), Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department and Hong Kong Polytechnic University, in partnership with Asian Development Bank and World Bank. BAQ 2012 will be held from 5-7 December at the Jockey Club Auditorium, Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
The BAQ 2012 theme is "Growing Cities, Healthy Cities", reflecting the challenge of creating livable cities with blue skies and a low carbon footprint in the face of increasing urbanization, and ensuring that people's health is no longer affected by poor air quality.
Around 600 participants are expected to participate in BAQ 2012 from more than 35 countries worldwide and representing all stakeholder groups working on air pollution and CO2 emissions reduction - cities, national governments, development agencies, NGOs and private sector. Self-funded participants are expected to pay for their travel, hotel accommodations, and BAQ registration fee (US$350 early bird fee until 30 Sep, US$450 regular fee).