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  • Writer's pictureSylvain Richer de Forges

Comparative analysis of fine particles emissions in south east asia

Exploring Fine Particle Regulations in Southeast Asia 

Did you know that Southeast Asia has been actively addressing fine particle pollution to enhance air quality and public health? Let's delve into the latest regulations and key figures across the region:


In 2023, Thailand implemented stringent PM2.5 standards, aiming to reduce annual average concentrations to 25 µg/m³. Source: Thai Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.


With a focus on industrial emissions, Vietnam introduced emission standards for key sectors, targeting a 20% reduction in PM2.5 levels by 2025. Source: Vietnam Environment Administration.


Malaysia adopted the Air Quality Index (AQI) in 2022, emphasizing PM10 and PM2.5. Recent data shows a significant decrease, with an annual average of 30 µg/m³. Source: Department of Environment Malaysia.


Jakarta has been at the forefront, implementing measures to combat air pollution. Recent reports indicate a reduction in PM10 levels, attributed to stricter industrial regulations. Source: Ministry of Environment and Forestry Indonesia.


Although Singapore maintains relatively low pollution levels, it continues to enhance regulations. The 2024 target is to reduce PM2.5 concentrations to 12 µg/m³. Source: National Environment Agency Singapore.

Let's applaud these efforts as Southeast Asia collectively strives for cleaner air and a healthier future! 

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