International Meeting on Air Pollution in Asia – Inventories, Monitoring and Mitigation

Meeting Location: 
Hanoi, Vietnam
Meeting date: 
02/01/2023 to 02/03/2023


Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP) from the Asian region have been increasing continuously due to rapid population growth and industrial activities. Specifically, the South and Southeast Asia (S/SEA) countries have a population of 2.36 billion, representing 30.66% of the world’s population in only 6.57% of the world’s land area. Population growth and urbanization in S/SEA have caused immense pressure to convert land from natural and agricultural areas into residential and urban uses with significant impacts on ecosystem services. Several major cities in S/SEA have air quality issues, most of which can be attributed to rapid industrialization and urbanization associated with land use/cover changes. In addition, vegetation fires and biomass burning emissions from slash-and-burn agriculture and crop residue burning are significant sources of greenhouse gas emissions and aerosols in the region. Addressing the land cover/land use changes (LCLUC) and associated impacts, such as air pollution, is an important focus of the South/Southeast Asia Research Initiative (SARI).

Quantification of GHG’s and SLCP from different sources in Asia and understanding their health and climate impacts is an important task requiring integration of measurements, mapping, and monitoring involving both top-down (satellite remote sensing) and bottom-up (ground-based) approaches. Through involving the South/and Southeast Asia Researchers (SARI), including several other international programs such as the Global Observations of Forest and Land Use Dynamics (GOFC-GOLD) South/Southeast Asia regional information networks, researchers from the National Institute of Environmental Studies (NIES, Japan), ASEAN community and others, we envisage to achieve the following objectives: 1). Review GHG and SLCP emission estimates and methodologies from different sources including biomass burning in the Asian region; 2). Understand the impact of GHGs and aerosols on local climate, including health impacts; 3). Explore the potential of satellite remote sensing datasets for quantifying pollutants, aerosols, and pollution episodes; 4). Review modeling approaches for characterizing emissions; 5). Strengthen the regional information exchange and training activities through effective collaborations.

The meeting will have the following scientific sessions:

-Regional Campaigns/Projects on Air Pollution in Asia
-Regional Space Agency Presentations
-Agriculture, Forests and Other Land Use Emissions (AFOLU);
-Land Use/Cover Changes and Pollution
-Anthropogenic emissions inventory
-Biomass burning emissions
-Aerosols, Particulate Matter (PM) pollution, Air Quality, and Health impacts

Meeting dates

February 1, 2, 3, 2023
Meeting Venue
-Hanoi Club hotel, 76 Yen Phu Str., Tay Ho Dist., Hanoi, Vietnam

Mandatory Meeting Registration
All participants attending the meeting should register using the below link. Without registration, it will be difficult to provide logistic support (name badges, food, etc.). Only registered participants will be allowed to attend the meeting.

Registration Update: we are extremely sorry that we are closing the registration as we have already reached the threshold.

International Meeting Convenors:  
Dr.Krishna Prasad Vadrevu, Scientist, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama, USA;
Dr.Chris Justice, Professor, Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland College Park (UMCP), USA;
Dr.Matsunaga Tsuneo, National Institute of Environmental Studies, Japan;
Dr. Garik Gutman, Program Manager, NASA Headquarters;
Dr. Toshimasa Ohara, Center for Environmental Science in Saitama, Japan;
Dr. Son Nghiem, Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA;
Dr.Wataru Takeuichi, Professor, Remote sensing of environment and disaster, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan; <>
Dr.John Padgham, START International Inc., Washington DC.

National Convenors:
Dr. Vu Anh Tuan, Vice Director General, Vietnam National Space Center, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology,
Dr. Lam Dao Nguyen, Vietnam National Space Center, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology,
Mrs, Do Van Nguyet, Director, Live & Learn, Vietnam,
Dr. Nguyen Thi Trang Nhung, Hanoi University of Public Health,  
Dr. Nguyen Thi Nhat Thanh, Vietnam National University, Vietnam;
Dr. Bui Quang Hung, Director, FIMO Center, VNU University of Engineering and Technology;

Local Hotels:

Pan Pacific Hotel – (500m from the venue)
1 Thanh Nien road, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam

Sheraton Hanoi Hotel - (1.1km from the venue)
K5 Nghi Tam, 11 Xuan Dieu road, Tay Ho District, Hanoi, Vietnam

InterContinental Westlake Hanoi – (1.4km from the Venue)
5 Tu Hoa road, Quang An Ward, Tay Ho District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Flower Garden Hotel – (1.6km from the venue)
46 Nguyen Truong To Street, Truc Bach Ward, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi,

Hanoi Le Jardin Hotel – (1.6km from the venue)
46A Nguyen Truong To Street, Truc Bach Ward, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam

The Q Hotel – (1.7km from the venue)
87 Nguyen Truong To Street, Truc Bach Ward, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam

Affordable Hotel Options

Check the below cheaper Hotels on Tripadvisor with Hotel prices and breakfast included. The prices might vary. Please check again.

Lake View Hotel  ~40USD per night    
 28 Thanh Nien Road, Yen Phu Ward, Tay Ho District, Ha Noi, Vietnam

Hotel Victory - (~39.00 USD per night)     
200 Yen Phu Street, Yen Phu Ward, Tay Ho District, Hanoi, Vietnam

La Sante Hotel & Spa (~40USD per night)
42 Chau Long Street, Truc Bach Ward, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam
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May De Ville Hotel 2 (~42USD per night)
57 Pham Hong Thai Street, Truc Bach Ward, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam

Dragon Hotel (~42USD per night)
48 Xuan Dieu Road, Quang An Ward, Tay Ho District, Hanoi

Oriental Palace ($44 USD per night with breakfast)
33 Tay Ho Road, Quang An Ward, Tay Ho District, Hanoi