The Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRC.AP), in partnership with Secretariat for the Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia (EANET) located in United Nations Environment Programme - Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (UNEP ROAP), organized the Twentieth Session of the Intergovernmental Meeting (IG20) on the EANET during 27-28 November 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. Representatives of the participating countries, namely Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Republic of Korea, Russia, Thailand, and Viet Nam participated in the meeting. The representatives of UNEP, Asia Center for Air Pollution Research, Network Center, World Health Organization, and Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution Environment Division United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (through skype) also joined the meeting.
Mr. Thalearngsak Pethchsuwan, Deputy Director General of the Pollution Control Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Thailand, delivered the welcome remarks while Dr. Dechen Tsering, Regional Director and Representative for UNEP ROAP delivered the opening remarks.
The meeting, during its one and half day session, reviewed, discussed, and made suggestions on the progress of the EANET since IG19, outcomes of the Eighteenth Session of the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC18) on the EANET, report on the Mid-Term Review of the Medium Term Plan of the EANET, Fourth Edition of the Report for Policy Makers, and Work Programme and Budget of the EANET in 2019. Updates on the activities of other international programmes related to acid deposition and air quality were also presented. On the last day, the report of the Session of the IG20 was considered and adopted.