EANET 20th Anniversary and Science & Policy Dialogue – Join us on November 26!
Join us for the EANET 20th Anniversary and Science & Policy Dialogue on Friday, 26th of November 2021, from 13:00 to 16:30 Indochina Time (ICT), to discuss bridging science and policy, and better air quality for all.
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The Acid Deposition Monitoring Network In East Asia (EANET) has supported the region in the last 20 years. Following its success in tackling acid deposition issues, in November 2020, the 22nd Session of the Intergovernmental meeting of EANET (IG22) decided to expand the scope of the EANET from acid deposition to wider air pollution. As a continuation of the Decisions of IG22, on 24-25 November 2021, the IG23 will decide more detailed arrangements on the expansion of the scope of the EANET. In sequence to IG23, the EANET will organize two events on 26 November 2021: the Twentieth Anniversary of the EANET and the EANET Science and Policy Dialogue.
The events aim to i) celebrate the EANET’s twentieth anniversary; ii) share its publication “Summary of The Twentieth Anniversary of The Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia (EANET)” and iii) provide opportunities for policymakers and scientists to consider expectations and potential roles for new EANET. The events are open to the public and are expected to be attended by policymakers, experts, and stakeholders in the region, including partner organizations.
The Twentieth Anniversary of the EANET
The EANET is a regional intergovernmental network established in 2001 to promote cooperation among thirteen Participating Countries in East Asia to address acid deposition problems. In the last 20 years, the EANET has made excellent progress in acid deposition monitoring cooperation. The EANET has fostered a regional acid deposition monitoring network and scientific knowledge exchange platform and has contributed to solving acid deposition problems in East Asia through its scientific inputs.
Accumulating the progress of the EANET in the last 20 years, a new publication, ‘Summary of The Twentieth Anniversary of The Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia (EANET),” was developed targeting policymakers and relevant stakeholders in the region. In line with this, the Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ), as the host of the IG23 of the EANET, will also host the “Twentieth Anniversary of the EANET” in commemoration of the significant milestones of the EANET in its twenty years of contribution, including the launching of the said publication.
The EANET Science and Policy Dialogue
Following the decision to expand the scope of EANET by IG22 in 2020, the EANET continuously prepared all necessary arrangements in 2021, aiming to ensure its readiness to implement the activities and strengthen the impacts of its activities through collaboration with partners. This year, the IG23 will decide detailed arrangements of the expansion of scope as well as collaborating and funding mechanisms. In line with that, the EANET Science and Policy Dialogue will be organized virtually on 26 November 2021 with the theme “The Potential Role of EANET in Line with its Expansion of Scope”.
Twentieth Anniversary of the EANET
The objective of the event is to commemorate the milestone of the EANET in its twentieth anniversary and launch the Summary of The Twentieth Anniversary of The Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia (EANET).
The EANET Science and Policy and Dialogue
- To introduce the scope of EANET and collaboration mechanisms
- To discuss the expected and potential roles of the EANET in bridging science and policy as a reference for policymakers.
- To facilitate an outreach activity of the EANET by bridging dialogue among Participating Countries and regional/international initiatives.
- To strengthen cooperation between the EANET and other regional and international initiatives in line with the expansion of the scope of the EANET.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the events will be held virtually through an online platform. In addition to the official invitees, interested participants can view the events online (real-time) through the Hopin platform. The video recording of the events will be posted for public view.
- The Twentieth Anniversary of the EANET: Participating Countries of the EANET; the EANET Secretariat; the EANET Network Center; UN Environment Programme; Japan Environmental Sanitation Center; representatives of regional and international organizations.
- The EANET Science and Policy and Dialogue: Participants of the IG23 of EANET; representatives of regional and international organizations; academia, researchers, and scientists; policymakers.
For further inquiries, contact the EANET Secretariat.