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  • Seoul to Host 2019 Northeast Asia Forum on Air Quality Improvement in May

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    Seoul will host the 2019 Northeast Asia Forum on Air Quality Improvement, a conference that seeks a solution for the improvement of air quality. The two-day forum will start on May 22, 2019 in the Conference Hall on the eighth floor of Seoul City Hall and will open pre-registration online from April 22 to May 17, 2019. Admission is free and anyone can participate by registering on the official Northeast Asia Forum on Air Quality Improvement website at http://airforumseoul.com.

    The 2019 Northeast Asia Forum on Air Quality Improvement aims to share the policies of various cities (with the participation of twenty cities in six countries including Beijing, Tokyo, and Ulaanbaatar) on the intensifying particulate matter. 300 experts in air quality and environment, officials of international organizations, and citizens will discuss possible solutions to such urban problems.

    The first Northeast Asia Forum on Air Quality Improvement was held in Seoul in 2010 and the Forum will be held for the ninth time this year. With interest in the forum rising each year, this year’s Forum will be host to twenty northeastern cities, various officials from international organizations (*CCAC, GUAPO, ICCT, C40 Air Quality Network), and domestic organizations (Ministry of Environment, Korea Forest Research Institute) that are concerned with air quality. Participating cities include fourteen cities from China (Beijing, Jilin, Shenzhen, Jinan, Heilongjiang, Sichuan, Hong Kong, Guizhou, Chongqing, Tianjin, Changchun, Yunnan, Shandong, and Chengdu), three cities from Japan (Tokyo, Fukuoka, and Kitakyushu), one city from Mongolia (Ulaanbaatar), one city from Vietnam (Hanoi), and Singapore.

    On the first day of the Forum on May 22, measures for improvement of air quality in the transportation sector, measures for improvement of air quality in the life sector (heating, power generation, dust scattering, volatile organic compounds produced indoors, etc.), and measures for the improvement of city forests and air quality will all be addressed. On the second day of the Forum on May 23, there will be discussions on the best cases of city cooperation among cities for air quality improvement, as well as citizen-participatory measures.

    Details on the program and related information can be found on the registration page of the Northeast Asia Forum on Air Quality Improvement website (http://airforumseoul.com), and other inquiries can be made to the Forum administration office (☎ 82-2-6952-0653, airforumseoul@kimexgroup.co.kr).