The Malé Declaration on Control and Prevention of Air Pollution and its Likely Transboundary Effects for South Asia is an inter-governmental agreement to tackle regional air pollution problems, established in 1998 by the South Asian countries at a meeting of the SACEP Governing Council. It is the only ministerial level environmental agreement of South Asia. Participating countries are Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
The Malé Declaration’s objective is to aid the process of providing a clean environment through clean air. The Declaration calls for regional cooperation to address shared local air quality problems and the increasing threat of transboundary air pollution and its possible impacts. The implementation has been done in a phase wise manner.
Phase IV focuses on sustainable financing mechanism and selection of regional centres on air quality and impact assessment studies. It also continues to conduct the impact assessment activities on crop, health and corrosion and regular monitoring.
March 2010 – March 2012
Monitoring and impact assessment: Nepal
Regional Centre: South Asia