FW: [sustran] First Announcement - Better Air Quality (BAQ) 2004,6-8 December 2004, Agra, India
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Subject: [sustran] First Announcement - Better Air Quality (BAQ) 2004,6-8 December 2004, Agra, India
BAQ 2004, now in its 4th year, will be held this year in Agra, India at the Jaypee Palace hotel (Agra, India) from December 6 to 8. The 3-day event will be jointly hosted by India's Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF) and the Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI-Asia). The Organizing Committee for BAQ 2004 is formed by the CAI-Asia Secretariat, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers and the Central Pollution Control Board in India.
BAQ 2004 will give representatives from national and local governments, civil society, academe, and the private sector the unique opportunity to interact with other stakeholders and share their experiences on better air quality management in the Asian region.
OBJECTIVES OF BAQ 2004
- General - Discuss air quality management and control techniques in Asia and how stakeholders can benefit from worldwide experiences
- Technical - Expose participants to new technological developments in air quality monitoring, and discuss recommendations on appropriate technical solutions for different countries
- Policy - Share
innovative and effective examples of air quality management, and adopt a
strategic framework for air quality management and control in Asia
PARTICIPANTS AND REGISTRATION
Self-funded participants (private sector, development agencies and non Asia based participants) are encouraged to register online and avail of special early-bird registration fees (until 1 October 2004).
Private sector participants from India are also requested to register online to make use of the special registration fee for India-based participants.
Register now at http://www.cleanairnet.org/baq2004/1527/form-main.html
The BAQ 2004 Organizing Committee will provide some funding for participants to attend BAQ 2004. These sponsorships are available for representatives from national government, local government, NGO's, academe and media in Asia. Participants from the private sector will have to fund themselves.
Persons in India, who would like to be considered for sponsorship, are requested to email the BAQ 2004 Secretariat, attention: Parthaa Bosu (pbosu@...)
Persons from other countries in Asia, who would like to be considered for sponsorship are requested to email the BAQ 2004 Secretariat, attention: Glynda Bathan (gbathan@...)
Priority will be given to applicants with accepted abstracts for presentation in BAQ 2004.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The BAQ 2004 Organizing Committee invites interested persons to submit abstracts for presentation in the BAQ plenary sessions, sub-workshops, or poster session.
Abstracts on all themes related to ambient and indoor air quality management in Asia are welcome. Commerical presentations will not be allowed.
Abstracts due: 31 August 2004
Authors advised: 30 September 2004
Papers due: 31 October 204
Email your abstract and/or queries to Mr. Herbert Fabian (hfabian@...). Remember to limit the length of your abstract to 25 lines (or about 350 words).
Submission guidelines: http://www.cleanairnet.org/baq2004/1527/articles-58516_call4abstracts.pdf
The BAQ 2004 Organizing Committee invites applications from private sector firms for sponsorship of BAQ 2004. The three sponsorship packages -- Diamond, Platinum, and Gold -- entitle sponsors to an exhibit booth, free tickets to the conference, and their corporate logos on the BAQ 2004 website, CD, and BAQ collateral materials.
For details, contact Mr. Cornie Huizenga (chuizenga@...).
To get updates about BAQ 2004, log on to www.baq2004.org
- BAQ 2004 Secretariat