The CCCACC was established by a dedicated group of faculty members from the Faculty of Public Health, Thammasat University (FPH-TU). With a focus on air pollution and climate change, the center serves as a regional collaborative hub. It aims to generate and disseminate critical scientific insights to promote good health and well-being in Southeast Asia and beyond. Through its research initiatives, the CCCACC strives to advance knowledge and drive positive change in addressing the challenges of clean air and climate change in the region.
To contribute to the advancement of scientific knowledge and inform policy-making processes, this endeavor focuses on the development and dissemination of a rigorous science-to-policy framework. This is achieved through conducting cutting-edge experimental atmospheric research aimed at elucidating local and regional policy implications.
This initiative aims to foster collaboration and broaden the scope of multidisciplinary research by connecting diverse partners, including socio-economic stakeholders. By doing so, it seeks to enhance efforts in improving air quality and strengthening climate actions at the local, regional, and global levels. The ultimate goal is to achieve cleaner air and promote sustainable development through effective cooperation and knowledge exchange.
Advancing the fundamental right to breathe clean air necessitates concerted efforts to mitigate air pollutant emissions at their sources and safeguard communities from overall exposure. To address this imperative, multidisciplinary research is undertaken to develop comprehensive strategies aimed at reducing air pollution and protecting public health.
By integrating climate change coping and adaptation measures, our studies aim to gain scientific insights into the feedback mechanisms between climate change and local air quality. The research endeavors to enhance understanding of these interactions to promote good health and overall well-being, providing valuable guidance for effective climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies.
Our Visions and Goals
- The objective is to establish collaborations with key partners to conduct rigorous research on clean air and climate change. By fostering these partnerships, the aim is to leverage expertise, resources, and knowledge across various disciplines to advance scientific understanding in these areas. Through collaborative efforts, this research aims to address pressing issues related to air quality and climate change and contribute to evidence-based solutions and policies for a sustainable and healthier future.
- The focus of this endeavor is to develop and deliver essential scientific information to comprehensively support the policymaking process. By integrating multidisciplinary research, the aim is to provide policymakers with a robust foundation of knowledge and evidence-based insights. This scientific information will contribute to informed decision-making, enabling holistic approaches to address complex societal challenges and promote effective policies for sustainable development and societal well-being.
- This initiative aims to foster the development of effective community capacity, driven by the empowerment of the next generation of young scientists and graduates. By harnessing the enthusiasm, skills, and innovative thinking of these emerging researchers, the goal is to build a resilient and knowledgeable community. Through mentorship, training, and opportunities for active participation, the initiative seeks to equip young scientists and graduates with the necessary tools and expertise to contribute meaningfully to addressing environmental challenges, advancing sustainable practices, and promoting positive change in their communities and beyond.
The Na Phra Lan Project focuses on the study of source apportionment of PM2.5 within the pollution control zone. The area under investigation exhibits complex emissions resulting from various cement manufacturing activities in the diverse topography of Saraburi Province. The project aims to understand the specific sources contributing to PM2.5 pollution in this region, enabling targeted mitigation strategies and policies to improve air quality and protect public health. Through comprehensive research and analysis, the project seeks to unravel the intricate relationship between emissions, topography, and PM2.5 concentrations in Saraburi Province. [Read More]
The Prescribed Burning Project in Klongluang, Pathumthani addresses the issue of air pollution resulting from biomass open burning during the burning seasons. This project specifically focuses on mitigating the serious air pollution problem experienced not only within the city but also in nearby provinces, such as Bangkok. By implementing prescribed burning practices, the project aims to regulate and control the burning of biomass in a controlled and planned manner. Through this initiative, the project seeks to reduce harmful emissions, alleviate air pollution, and safeguard the health and well-being of the affected communities and regions. [Read More]
The Bangkok Air Quality Data Center Project focuses on the development of a near real-time emission inventory system for air quality modeling and forecasting. This project also entails the creation of an air quality remote sensing and ground observation data platform accessible through a mobile and web application called AirBKK. The primary objective is to provide comprehensive and up-to-date information on air quality by integrating various data sources and technologies. By leveraging remote sensing and ground observation data, the project aims to enhance air quality modeling and forecasting capabilities. The AirBKK application serves as a user-friendly platform for accessing and visualizing air quality data, empowering individuals and communities to make informed decisions regarding their health and well-being in relation to air pollution. [Read More]
News and Updates
Attending the 5th Atmospheric Composition and Asian Monsoon (ACAM) Workshop 2023, 8-10 June 2023, Dhaka, Bangladesh | Partial Travel Support by NASA and SPARC
Attending the 4th Atmospheric Compositions and Asian Monsoon (ACAM) 2023, 6-7 June 2023, Dhaka, Bangladesh | Partial Travel Support by SPARC
AAttending the Climate and Clean Air Conference 2023: Air Quality Action Week by CCAC, UNCC Bangkok, 29 May-2 June 2023
Attending the DBAR Professional Training Program on Utilizing Big Earth Data to Enhance SDG Research, Monitoring and Reporting in Thailand and Southeast Asia” organized by the Digital Belt and Road Program (DBAR) and GISTDA, 29-31 May 2023, Bangkok, Thailand
On 4 April 2023, GIZ Thailand’s "Integrated Approaches for Air Quality Management & Climate Change in Southeast Asia – Preparation of a regional approach for Southeast Asia" project had discussed with CCCACC-Collaborating Center for Clean Air and Climate Change (CCCACC) with the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) about the collaboration on project development, researches related to air quality management and technology and Clean Air & Climate Change policies at national and regional levels, e.g., New Roadmap for ASEAN Haze Free, Hub of Talents on Air Pollution and Climate, Climate and Clean Air Conference 2023: Air Quality Action Week.
CCCACC team along with Sithiporn Associates Company arranged the progress meeting and workshop for the development of the BMA air quality data system project for BMA staff and officals on March 17, 2023
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CCCACC has high laboratory capacity of various advanced mathematic modeling and air monitoring facilities for teaching, research, and academic services.
Computers and Servers
High Performance Computer of 152 cores for regional numerical model simulation such as WRF-chem, WRF-CAMx and GEOS-Chem
Air Sampling and Analysis Lab
Air Modeling Lab
CCCACC, Faculty of Public Health, Thammasat University (Rangsit Center)
99 Moo18, Room 507, 5th floor Piyachart Building, Khlong Nueng, Khlong Luang, Pathumthani 12121, Thailand