Air Quality in South Asia: Opportunities and Challenges

6:30–8:00 pm
Zoom Webinar


The webinar will have experts from the U.S., India, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan to discuss a Roadmap towards Cleaner Air in South Asia, viz:
1. Establishing Links of Rising Pollution and Impact on Human Health
2. Discussing Challenges, Solutions and Case Studies from South Asia
3. Impact of COVID-19
4. Way Forward

Date: Thursday, July 30, 2020

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM Indian Standard Time

Opening Remarks:

Abhishek Kumar
Founder & CEO, Lung Care Foundation

David Kennedy
Minister Counselor for Public Affairs, U.S. Embassy, New Delhi

Keynote Speaker:

Prof Michael Greenstone
Milton Friedman Distinguished Service Professor of Economics and
Director, Energy Policy Institute at the
University of Chicago (EPIC)
University of Chicago, USA


Chrisopher Cummins
Economic Officer, Economic, Environment, Science and Technology Section, US Embassy, New Delhi 

Dr. Ranil Dhammapala
Air Quality Fellow, US Embassy, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Atmospheric Scientist, Washington State Department of Ecology's Air Quality Program

Abid Omar
Founder,Pakistan Air Quality Initiative (Karachi, Pakistan)

Dr. Arvind Kumar
Founder Trustee, Lung Care Foundation
Chest Surgeon, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi


Rajiv Khurana
Founder Trustee, Lung Care Foundation
Founder & CEO, The Personnel Lab


This webinar is being held in collaboration with U.S. Embassy at New Delhi, Colombo and Karachi and The Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC India)