India Clean Air Connect aims to help unlock barriers to air quality action in India at scale
Our goal is to support greater coordination, & collaboration across people working on air quality from diverse expertise and geographies
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India Clean Air Connect is a response to air quality convenings hosted by the India Climate Collaborative, Clean Air Fund, ClimateWorks Foundation and Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation in 2019 and 2020.
India's air pollution is not limited to one city or one source
Solving for India's air pollution crisis means:
Aligning efforts across different disciplines to address multiple sources of pollution
Improving air quality in all 124 non-attainment cities, 73 polluted industrial clusters and more
Amplifying and strengthening existing efforts and networks
124 Non-attainment cities
73 Critically polluted industrial clusters
If your work seeks to improve India’s air quality through communication, advocacy, research, policy change, planning, litigation, community engagement or market-based solutions, join #IndiaCleanAirConnect
The National Coordinator will support Clean Air Asia’s initiative to reduce maritime transport (shipping and ports) emissions in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, India, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam.
Under the direct supervision of Clean Air Asia’s Transport Specialist, the National Coordinator will work as a local focal point in implementing the organization’s initiative on increasing awareness of reducing emissions at ports in selected Asian countries. The National Coordinator will provide technical expertise in the planning, implementing, and evaluating the project activities in the country, including:
- Identifying key stakeholders of the project (shipping decarbonization) and undertaking of stakeholder analysis through research and consultations
- Providing inputs in the agenda for the consultation and validation meetings and assist in stakeholder engagement events, capacity building workshops, and other activities that may be relevant in the promotion of shipping decarbonization
- Coordinating and moderating discussions with stakeholders during the consultation and validation meetings and summarize the outcomes of these meetings
- Supporting in and contributing to developing the baseline report of the ports and shipping sectors in the country, with the following roles:
Support data collection of the following:policies related to air quality and programs aimed to reduce emissions at ports caused by maritime transportation and operations
pairwise comparison of emissions reduction programs from port authorities (analytic hierarchy process)
follow-up interview with port authorities/operators to contextualize their comparisons of various emissions reduction programs
- Support the organization in the completion and dissemination of the outputs and results of the project and raising awareness in reducing emissions at ports
- Keeping track of the updates, trends, and developments in transportation and air quality management in the country, including policy developments and priority needs of the country for better air quality management and sustainable transport.
- University degree in Urban Planning, Environmental Science, Environmental Management, Environmental Engineering, Engineering, or any related discipline. An advanced degree in the aforementioned field is an advantage.
- Must be based in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, India, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam respectively
- Has demonstrated experience working with port authorities, transportation, or environment ministries in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, India, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam respectively
- Has at least 3 years of experience in project implementation and stakeholder coordination related to city development, sustainable transport planning, and climate change mitigation
- Has excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills
- High proficiency in Microsoft Office applications; capability in using statistical software is an advantage.
- Demonstrated attention to detail.
- Team player with the ability to contribute more widely to the direction of Clean Air Asia’s program
About the organisation
Clean Air Asia has been working in India since 2008, engaging with Indian cities for better air quality management and aligning with our overall work program on broad air quality interventions. We provide scientific input to city governments for better air quality, particularly in the context of facilitating Clean Air Action Plans (CAAPs) and education/communication for cleaner air. The focus of our work in India is cities with high impact potential and the potential for leveraging wider change. We are currently working with more than 30 cities across the country to assess management capacity in preparation for the development of CAAPs, and are facilitating air action in key cities by providing support for air quality monitoring, capacity building, and direct interventions focused on mitigation and solutions.