Ongoing from May 29 to June 2, 2023 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand is the Climate and Clean Air Conference 2023. The event is a platform for showcasing solutions and actions to reduce short-lived climate pollutants and improve air quality.
This is a joint event by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) and the UNEP Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.
The 5-day conference brings together policymakers, scientists, practitioners and stakeholders from various sectors and regions, and other key stakeholders from the Asia-Pacific region and beyond, to identify new opportunities, develop capacities and facilitate cooperation and knowledge exchange to address air pollution and its adverse impacts on public health, development, environment and climate.
In the said conference, latest insights, new progress and proven solutions will be featured to address air pollution and its impacts on climate change.
The main topics of the said conference are:
Australia is a partner of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), which is a voluntary partnership of governments, intergovernmental organizations, businesses, scientific institutions and civil society organizations committed to improving air quality and protecting the climate through actions to reduce short-lived climate pollutants.
While the conference is not an Australian event, Australia has a significant interest and stake in addressing air pollution and its impact on climate change, as it faces various environmental challenges such as bushfires, droughts, floods and coral bleaching. It also has a responsibility and opportunity to support its Pacific neighbors who are vulnerable to the effects of climate change.
Just recently, Australia has announced its updated 2030 emissions reduction target of 35 percent below 2005 levels and its net zero emission by 2050 commitment.
Australia's participation in the Climate and Clean Air Conference is speculated to involve:
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Mearth sees the conference as a significant opportunity for electric scooters to gain good exposure and showcase their benefits to help reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, as well as promote a pollution-free economy and energy efficiency.
Being a socially-responsive company, Mearth is involved in ensuring that its electric scooters are made safer and more sustainable by implementing various measures, such as: complying with law-mandated regulations such as setting speed limits, advising its customers of the required helmets for riding an e-scooter, strictly instructing only one person is to ride the e-scooter and, designating appropriate infrastructure for riding.
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