Air pollution has been a major focus of international environmental agreements, and since 1970s over 60 multilateral treaties, protocols, and amendments have been put in place to address this issue. Such as Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP) Framework was the first attempt being made in 1979 to deal with problems of air pollution on a broad regional basis, followed by the 1985 Helsinki protocol (on SO2), the 1988 Sofia protocol (on NOx), the 1991 Geneva protocol (on VOCs) and Paris Agreement during Conference of Parties (COP21) in December 2015 on global warming to limit the temperature rise.
The long-term temperature goal adopted in the Paris Agreement (PA) of holding temperature increase to “well below 2°C and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels” requires a rapid decarbonization of the global power sector.
Some measures, such as choice of fuel and use of measures to increase energy conversion efficiency, can reduce emissions of multiple air pollutants, including CO2, per unit of energy generation.
To discuss various thermal related environmental emissions, relevant international protocols, and their effectiveness in reduction of emissions; SAARC Energy Centre, Islamabad has successfully conducted a webinar on “International Protocols Related to Emissions from Thermal Power Plants” on Tuesday, 12th October 2021.
The webinar was attended by officials from relevant Government departments of SAARC Member States. Research organizations, academia, associated industry, and entrepreneurs were also present in the webinar.
The content of the webinar including Recording, Concept paper, Agenda, and Presentations are given below:
- Download Concept Paper of the Webinar, Click Here
- Download Agenda of the Webinar, Click Here
- Download Presentation on “International Protocols Related to Emissions from Thermal Power Plants” by Dr. Imran Ali Shah, Click Here
- Download Presentation on “Paris Agreement and Thermal Power Plants” by Mr. Tula Ram Poudel, Click Here