With air quality increasingly becoming a major concern for cities, there is a growing need for powertrain electrification and new clean technologies. In this context, Faurecia and Clean Air Asia are partnering to explore effective technology solutions to improve air quality and enhance industry awareness of clean city solutions.
The strengthened collaboration will be focused on three key aspects across Asia:
Clean Cities Initiative: Utilising Clean Air Asia’s extensive regional air quality network and its years of experience in guiding national and city-level air pollution reduction, Faurecia will provide its leading air quality management solutions.
Clean Fleets Initiative: Faurecia will bring its expertise in eco-driving and emissions reduction solutions to support Clean Air Asia’s Green Freight and Logistics Program, which is at the forefront of the establishment of regional and national green freight programs and initiatives.
Communication: Faurecia and Clean Air Asia will facilitate multi-stakeholder actions to manage air pollution at the city level.
Effective air quality management starts with robust monitoring that can provide reliable data for risk assessment and prevention. Faurecia and Clean Air Asia are exploring the possibility of providing such monitoring through sensors and software.
“The signing of the MOU with Clean Air Asia today marks a new positive milestone to deepen the collaboration in Asia we started three years ago,” said Christophe Schmitt, executive vice-president of Faurecia Clean Mobility. “As a global leader in sustainable mobility, Faurecia has the clear objective of driving mobility and industry towards zero emissions. As part of our constantly growing open innovation ecosystem, the partnership with Clean Air Asia will enable us to achieve the shared vision of reducing the environmental impact of air pollution.”
“Through this cooperation, we aim to help urban cities in Asia chart a cleaner, greener and more sustainable industrial trajectory,” said Bjarne Pedersen, executive director of Clean Air Asia. “Clean Air Asia boasts high-level expertise in air quality management. The launch of this partnership with Faurecia will assist us in our aims to promote the broader uptake of cleaner fuels, vehicles and freight technologies, support more conducive transport strategies and policies, and encourage other manufacturers to embark on more environmentally sound development.”
Clean Air Asia is leading the regional mission for better air quality, and healthier, more livable cities throughout Asia. Its approach entails actionable guidance for administrators and policymakers to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gases at city, national and regional levels; high-level expertise in air quality management across Asia; and an ethos of partnership, collaboration and cooperation.
Established in 2001 as the premier air quality network for Asia by the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank and USAID, Clean Air Asia is working with a range of partners to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions across Asia by building capacity, advocating for effective and appropriate policies and practice, and informing stakeholders of air pollution and climate change impacts.
Its aim is to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in over 1,000 cities in Asia through a range of innovative policies and programs covering air quality, transport and industrial emissions, and energy use.
Clean Air Asia has its headquarters in Manila and offices in Beijing and Delhi.