The primary partners for the HPAP process in Thailand are the Ministry of Public Health, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, and UNEP.
The Health and Pollution Action Plan (HPAP) is a pollution analysis and prioritization process designed to assist governments of low- and middle-income countries to develop and implement solutions to priority pollution challenges. The goal of each HPAP is to establish pollution as a priority for action within national agencies and development plans, and to define and advance interventions to reduce pollution exposures and related illnesses
Pure Earth initiated a Health and Pollution Action Plan (HPAP) with the government of Thailand in 2016.
Participants in the HPAP inception meeting identified several issues as priorities for attention under the HPAP process. These issues were:
- Local and transboundary haze in Northern Thailand
- Transboundary haze in Southern Thailand
- Releases of VOCs at a petrochemical complex
- Indoor air pollution from cooking, heating and other sources
- Chemicals in soil and water at contaminated sites
In early 2019, Pure Earth delivered a draft of the HPAP document to the government. Pure Earth will provide continued support for implementation of recommended policies and programs, and for proposal drafting after the reports are validated. Read the report.