The EANET launches its Project Fund and Project Guideline
21 April 2022 – Bangkok, Thailand
The Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia (EANET) launched the EANET Project Fund and Project Guideline, a new mechanism to encourage cooperation to fight the adverse effects of acid deposition and related pollutants on ecosystems and human health.
The EANET Project Fund
Almost one-third of the world’s population lives in the East Asian region. Due to rapid economic growth and industrialization, many countries in this region are facing a serious threat from acid deposition and related pollutants. Impacts of acid deposition affect aquatic environments, forests, soils; including human health when airborne particles are inhaled. Today almost the entire global population (99%) breathes air that exceeds the World Health Organization’s air quality limits.
The EANET Project Fund and Project Guideline, approved by the IG23 in 2021, is a new financial mechanism allowing EANET to build co-financed EANET Projects with partners in the region and beyond. Co-financing and contributing to the Project Fund will allow supporting effective action in East Asia and fund projects to help countries fight acid deposition’s effects.
The EANET Projects
Participating Countries and partner organizations, not members of EANET, now have the possibility to cooperate in a strong regional platform with extensive experience and knowledge, as part of the EANET Projects.
The EANET Projects are a set of projects defined by the Medium Term Plan (MTP) for the Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia (EANET) (2021-2025) to conduct specific non-core activities to achieve EANET objectives, using the EANET Project Fund, in accordance with the MTP and other EANET guiding documents.
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. EANET Projects, in line with these objectives, will mainly focus on the monitoring of acid deposition and control of data, research, capacity building, and awareness-raising activities.
Find out more on the EANET Project Fund and Project Guideline, how to contribute to the EANET Fund, and submit a project proposal on the dedicated webpage or contact the Secretariat or the Network Center for additional information.
Photo credits: Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand by Erik Karits (2022), free of copyright license.