The Partnership for Clean Air, Inc. (PCA) is a multi-sector network in the Philippines with organizational members from government, civil society, academic institutions and private sector. PCA’s mission is to promote air quality management as a multi-stakeholder effort in the Philippines. PCA facilitates air quality activities of members and stakeholders. It was launched in June 2001 and incorporated as a non-stock, non-profit corporation in November 2003.
1. PCA facilitates the active participation of all sectors of society in the planning and implementation of activities that aim to promote better air quality management in the Philippines; it will support the setting of the national policy agenda for clean air in the next 10 years;
2. PCA undertakes capacity building activities for its members by organizing and disseminating opportunities for, and/or facilitating their participation in air quality trainings and workshops;
3. PCA partners with government and other sectors in the implementation and enforcement of air quality and transport policies.
4. For 2012-2014, PCA is involved in Promotion of Electric Vehicles and Non-Motorized Forms of Mobility, Tricycle Upgrading, and Anti-Smoke Belching Campaigns.
Partnership for Clean Air
Secretariat co-located with Clean Air Asia Center
President, Board of Trustees
The Partnership for Clean Air convened over 200 stakeholders for a broad-based discussion on financing mechanisms available in the Philippines to strengthen air quality improvement programs. The 2-day Clean Air Forum concluded with a strong declaration of support to make use of the Air Quality Management Fund and Special Vehicle Pollution Control Fund to finance local air pollution reduction strategies and technologies. Celebrity singer Lou Bonnevie was honored as the Partnership's Clean Air Champion during the event.
The Annual Clean Air Forum is held in support of the Clean Air 10 Declaration signed by key stakeholders in 2009. The declaration consists of 10 attainable goals that different sectors can work on to help the government enforce the Clean Air Act. It was also during this Forum that the Ligtas Hangin Campaign was formally launched.
- Clean Air Forum 10+3 report is available here.
- Clean Air Forum 10+2 report is available here.
- Clean Air Forum 10+1 report is available here.
- Clean Air Forum 10 report is available here.
PCA is also working with various partners in advancing the use of electric vehicles in the public transportation.
Clean Air Asia works closely with members of the Partnership for Clean Air on the following projects: Exchange Program, Walkability Study in the Philippines, Knowledge Partnership for Measuring AP and GHG Emissions and Improving Fuel Quality and Vehicle Emission Standards.
Tricycle Microfinancing Program
In 2009, PCA introduced a micro-financing program from a Php 2 million capital fund provided by the Petroleum Institute of the Philippines enabling tricycle drivers in Mandaluyong City to replace two-stroke tricycles with four-stroke engines through loans. The City Government of Mandaluyong provided added another Php 1 million to the revolving fund.
Building on its successful pilot in Mandaluyong City, PCA subsequently engaged the Pasig Stainless Tricycle Operator Driver's Association of Pasig City in a similar micro-financing program to phase-out 2-stroke tricycles. More details available here.
PCA is Clean Air Asia's Country Network in the Philippines which is part of the Clean Air Asia Partnership. Cities, national government agencies, academic institutions, non-government organizations, private sector companies and development agencies can apply for free membership to the Clean Air Asia Partnership. The application form can be downloaded at http://cleanairinitiative.org/portal/members/partnership
For a list of Philippines-based members of the Clean Air Asia Partnership, see Philippines list