Mitigation of Transboundary Air Pollution from Coal-Fired Power Plants in Northeast Asia


During the 10th North-East Asian Subregional Programme for Environmental Cooperation (NEASPEC) Senior Officials Meeting held in Japan in November 2004, subregional partners requested ADB’s support for mitigation of transboundary air pollution from coal-fired power plants, through a regional technical assistance (TA) project.

Expected Outcome

The outcome was enhanced environmental cooperation among the countries of the North-East Asia subregion relating to transboundary air pollution.

Expected Outputs

The TA outputs were prepared transboundary air pollution abatement plans, (ii) enhanced capacity for management of coal-fired power plant emissions in Mongolia through development of an emission standard, (iii) increased technical capacity for flue gas desulphurization (FGD) compliance through the assessment of demonstration projects in the PRC, and (iv) knowledge transfer and dissemination regarding the prevention and management of transboundary air pollution.

Project Types

Technical Assistance


Funding AgencyAmount (USD millions)Notes
Asian Development Bank 0.9
Government of the People’s Republic of China 0.1
Government of Mongolia 0.1
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) 0.1
Total 1.2