National Stakeholder Awareness Workshop in the Philippines on EANET: Promoting acid deposition and air quality management in East Asia
Background and Objectives
The Acid Deposition Monitoring New Workshop in East Asia (EANET) was established in 2001 as an intergovernmental initiative to create a common understanding of the state of acid deposition problems in East Asia, provide useful inputs for decision-making at various levels, and promote cooperation among countries. The Philippines is one of the 13 EANET Participating Countries (PCs). In 2021, the PCs decided to expand the scope of EANET to explicitly cover air pollution and adopted a Supplementary Document (Annex) to the Instrument. EANET, as an intergovernmental initiative, is bound by an Instrument that PCs have committed to.
EANET’s activities are guided by five-year Medium Term Plans and a Work Programme and Budget approved by the PCs every year. In 2023, the Secretariat is organizing National Stakeholder Awareness Workshops to support the implementation of activities of the EANET and to better understand specific country needs. The EANET National Awareness Workshop for the Philippines is on 26 May 2023 to be held at the University of the Philippines. It is co-organized by the EANET Secretariat and the Network Center, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Philippines, and the Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology, College of Science, University of the Philippines in Diliman.
The Workshop aims at showcasing the achievements and activities of the EANET over the last 20 years including activities involving the Philippines and to encourage cooperation between EANET and the Philippines in the implementation of the expanded scope and the EANET Project Fund activities. About 50 participants from government, academic and research institutions, and, non-government organizations are expected to attend the workshop.
Draft Agenda (updated on 19 May)
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