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Important Dates (GMT +8:00)

  1. Abstract Deadline: 15 October 2021
  2. Full Paper Deadline: 30 October 2021
  3. Acceptance Notification: 5 November 2021
  4. Camera-ready Paper Deadline: 30 October 2021
  5. Early Bird Deadline: 31 July 2021



1st International Conference of Air Quality & Climate Change and  3rd Malaysia  Air Quality Annual Symposium

(1st AQCC and 3rd MAQAS 2021)

17 and 18 November 2021


"Combating Climate Change and Improving Air Quality in a Global Pandemic"

1st International Conference of Air Quality & Climate Change and  3rd Malaysia  Air Quality Annual Symposium

(1st AQCC and 3rd MAQAS 2021)

17 and 18 November 2021


"Combating Climate Change and Improving Air Quality in a Global Pandemic"


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Welcome to the 1st AQCC and 3rd MAQAS 2021!

This year, the 1st AQCC and 3rd MAQAS 2021 will be organized by The Clean Air Forum Society of Malaysia (MyCAS). The conference will be conducted virtually on 17 & 18 November 2021.

Over past several decades, air pollution in the Asia region has become more serious, particularly in urban areas due to rapid urbanization and industrialization. Air pollution has been linked to higher rates of cancer, heart disease, stroke, and respiratory diseases such as asthma. Hence, it is vital to tackle the air quality issues. Thus, the conference emphasizes interdisciplinary research along with practices and fosters exchanges among scientist, practitioners, professionals and young researchers who are concerned with the above aspects.

This conference covers a wide range of fundamental, applied and technology aspects of aerosol science and air quality that focusing on monitoring and control strategies, health impact, policy and management, big data and air pollution modelling using earth observation data, atmospheric transport and emissions from combustion process.

1st AQCC and 3rd MAQAS 2021 serves as a platform which provides opportunities in establishing the networking among scientist, practitioners, professionals and young researchers in ASEAN regions. In addition to enhancing the dissemination of research findings and innovative practices, we are pleased to invite you to submit papers and participate through presentations and published proceedings/journals.

See you there!

Conference publication:

ALL accepted papers will be published in Scopus-indexed proceeding, IOP Conference Series: Earth and  Environmental Sciences (EES)

Prospective authors are invited to submit full-length original and previously unpublished papers for potential publication in (with additional fee): 

Keynote Speakers:


Prof. Dr. Peter Brimblecombe is Chair Professor of Atmospheric Environment at the School of Energy and Environment at the City University of Hong Kong and an emeritus professor at the School of Environmental Sciences of the University of East Anglia, U.K., and has served as a senior editor of Atmospheric Environment since 1990. Prof Peter remains interested in atmospheric chemistry and currently works on the thermodynamics of aerosols, particularly water-soluble organic substances.  His studies of long-term changes in urban air pollution and its effects on health and building damage are also important: the historical aspects of the subject resulted in his book, The Big Smoke. This book encouraged an interest in the relationship between air pollution and architecture, literature and even cinema.  His research on material damage by air pollutants has not been restricted to outdoor environments.  He has worked on the museum atmosphere and has a continuing interest in the process of damage to cultural materials by air pollutants.  He has increasingly co-operated with conservators in the National Trust, English Heritage and Historic Royal Palaces on management issues. He focuses on the accumulation of dust but has also become interested in the effect of climate change on heritage, with recent work focussing on the changing potential for insect damage.  His current interest in air pollution relates to human exposure in the urban environment and air pollution policy, especially in China and Hong Kong. The practical context of his research work means that he has frequently been an invited speaker at conferences, interviewed by the media and taught advanced courses.  In 2005 he received a gold medal from the Italian Chemical Society for his contributions in environmental and heritage chemistry.


Title: Climate Change and Health in Malaysia: Impacts, Mitigation and Adaptation.

Professor Dr. Jamal Hisham Hashim is a visiting professor of environmental health at the University of Selangor (Unisel) and Universitas Diponegoro (UNDIP). He is also a director of Provenue Corporation, an environmental consulting firm specialising in health risk and impact assessment. He was formerly a visiting professor and research fellow at UNU-IIGH and Malaysia’s first appointed professor of environmental at the National University of Malaysia (UKM). Prof. Jamal obtained his PhD in environmental health from the University of Michigan. He has been teaching, conducting research and consultancy in environmental and occupational health at UKM and UNU for the past 35 years. His research interests are mainly on the health effects of heavy metals, pesticides, solvents, air pollution, risk assessment, and recently, climate change. He has been the principal and co-investigator of 19 research projects and has over 360 publications and presentations to date, including 87 full articles in refereed and indexed journals. In 2004, he became the first Professor of Environmental Health in Malaysia when he was appointed to that position by UKM. He has been engaged as an environmental health consultant in over 60 local and overseas projects, primarily in the area of environmental health impact and risk assessment. He has also been consulted by the World Health Organization, International Atomic Energy Agency, Risk Science Institute and the Institute of Medicine in the U.S., the governments of Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia on various environmental health issues. He is a registered environmental impact assessment consultant with the Department of Environment, Malaysia, a member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health in the U.K., an honorary fellow of the Academy of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Malaysia and a council member of the Asia Chapter of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology.

Plenary Speakers:


Title: Clean Air and a Safe Climate for All

Glynda Bathan-Baterina is the Deputy Executive Director of Clean Air Asia. She is a lawyer with 20 years of experience in policy and program development for clean air, sustainable transport, industrial emissions control, and climate change mitigation. She was among the lawyers who helped draft the 1999 Philippine Clean Air Act Implementing Rules and Regulations. She led the Asia Clean Fuels and Vehicles program which resulted in national policies and roadmaps for cleaner fuels and vehicles notably for Vietnam and the Philippines. She has testified and participated in deliberations in the Philippine Congress on measures including for exempting electric vehicles from excise taxes, strengthening vehicle standards and fuel specifications, improving vehicle inspection and maintenance, and implementing the Clean Air Act. She has been a speaker in various international, regional, and national conferences on air pollution, sustainable transport, and climate change mitigation. In 2020, she was named one of the Remarkable Women in Transport by the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI). Glynda holds a Master’s in Environmental Management degree from the Ateneo de Manila University and University of San Francisco; and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Philippines. An advance open water scubadiver, she shares her passion for the environment with her husband, Provincial Board Member of Ilocos Sur, Christopher “Topeng” Baterina.


Mrs. Mashitah Binti Darus is Director of the Air Division in the Department of Environment, Malaysia. 28 years working experience with the Department of Environment (DOE), Malaysia ranging from EIA project evaluation and enforcement, environmental monitoring and pollution control evaluation, trainings (Environment Institute of Malaysia-EiMAS), high way planning (seconded to Ministry of Works) and the recent experience are in haze & air quality management, control of open burning, motor vehicles and industrial emissions. Also involve in negotiation for Montreal Protocol in protection of ozone layer and the chairperson of GHG Inventory for waste sector under the National Climate Change framework coordinated by the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC).


Professor Dr. Neng-Huei (George) Lin holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Atmospheric Sciences from the North Carolina State University and B.S. from the National Taiwan University. He is a Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences and Department of Chemistry at the National Central University (NCU), Taiwan. Prof. Lin served as the Department Chairperson in 2002-2005 and the Dean for the Office of Student Affairs in 2006-2009 at the NCU. Prof. Lin’s research interests include atmospheric baseline measurements, aerosol-cloud-radiation interaction, cloud chemistry and physics, precipitation chemistry, long-range transport processes of acid pollutants, Asian dust and biomass burning. Prof. Lin is the coordinator of the Taiwan Acid Rain Network. Under his leadership, the Lulin Atmospheric Background Station (LABS; 2862 m MSL) in central Taiwan has been developed since 2006 and included in several international networks. He has also been heavily involved in many international field campaigns, such as ACE-Asia, ABC/EAREX, BASE-ASIA and 7-SEAS. Prof. Lin is the Editor-in-Chief of Aerosol and Air Quality Research and serves as the Editorial Board of Atmospheric Environment and Asian Journal of Atmospheric Environment. He has been serving as the member of many technical and advisory committees on national and ministry levels. He served as the President of Taiwan Association for Aerosol Research (TAAR) in 2009-2011, and now is the Fellow and Honorary President of TAAR.


Professor Dr. Mohd Talib Latif is a professor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Pollution at the Department of Earth Sciences and Environment, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia; and a fellow of Malaysian Academy of Science (FASc). He completed his BSc in Chemistry and MSc in Environmental Chemistry (Air Pollution) at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and my PhD at the School of Environmental Science, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom. He was a Deputy Dean (Postgraduate) at Faculty of Science and Technology (2018-2020), Deputy Director at Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI, UKM) (2015-2018), Head Centre for Tropical Climate Change System (IKLIM), Institute for Climate Change (2013-2014) and Head of Environmental Science Programme (2010-2013). His main research work includes the composition of atmospheric aerosols from various backgrounds, including sea surface microlayer (SML). He also works on the composition of gases, particularly surface ozone and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the atmosphere. His research group has been working closely with government agencies in Malaysia, such as the Malaysian Department of Environment (DOE) and the Malaysian Meteorological Department (Met Malaysia). At the international level, he is actively involved with the research community within the Asian continent through International Global on Atmospheric Chemistry- Monsoon Asia (IGAC-Mango) project. In 2018, he was appointed as one of the scientific steering committees for the Surface Ocean Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS). In 2018 also, he had received the Top Research Scientist Malaysian (TRSM) Award from Academy Science Malaysia for his research and publication.


Mr. Tsai Koh Fen joined Natural Resources and Environment Board, Sarawak (NREB) in 1997 as ‘Pegawai Kawalan Alam Sekitar’ (Environmental Control Officer). Currently, he is the Head of Monitoring and Reporting Section of The Natural Resources and Environment Board of Sarawak or (NREB) where he has been working since 1997. Before being head of the Monitoring and Reporting section, Mr Tsai was formerly the Head of the Environmental Regulation Section and also the Head of the Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Section of NREB. Having a vast experience working in the Environmental Impact Assessment or EIA processes, and his involvement in EIA evaluation duties and environmental enforcement work, the proud holder of master’s degree in Master of Environmental Science in Land Use and Water Resource Management from SLUSE, UNIMAS and a bachelor’s degree in environmental Sc, from University Putra Malaysia has also worked closely in air and river related compliance monitoring duties, and also environmental auditing. Other than that, Mr Tsai is also involved in doing environment inspection and ambient environment quality monitoring duties, that is also related to air and river statuses.

Registration and Submission:

a. Registration and submission of Full Paper must be done electronically through the online submission system.

b. Submission Template / Format - follow the template which can be downloaded here


Note: The fee includes the Scopus-indexed IOP proceedings and the conference E-certificate. Alternatively, if your paper is chosen for submission to one of the reputable journals on our list, you must pay an extra charge based on the journal publication fee.

EARLY BIRD RATES (Before 31 July 2021)

International Academic and Professional     
USD 180
International Student
USD 140
Local Academic and Government Agencies
RM 500
Local Industry
RM 600
Local Student
RM 450


International Academic and Professional     
USD 200
International Student
USD 160
Local Academic and Government Agencies
RM 550
Local Industry
RM 700
Local Student
RM 500
Student (Non-Presenter)RM 50
Others (Non-presenter)
RM 100
International (Non-presenter)
USD 25


The participation and commitment of Malaysia experts and ministry of Environment, Malaysia with the Clean Air Asia (Agency Registered as NGO with the United Nation) was started since 2003 with the participation of Ts. Dr. Noor Zaitun Yahaya and a few others with the initiatives and BAQ 2003. It was then followed by several activities conducted in Malaysia that gather and promote the clean air such as The Urban Air Quality Management in 2005, the Clean Air Seminar and forum.

The Clean Air Forum Society of Malaysia protem committee was formally form during in Sri Lanka Better Air Quality 2014. The round table discussion focus to establish a formal and legal air quality society in Malaysia and was chaired by the Clean Air Asia country representative Dr Noor Zaitun Yahaya from the University Malaysia Terengganu. The round table meeting was attended by several representatives from Malaysia agencies such as Department of Environment, Malaysia (representing Minister), and Industries, academia, students and the Clean Air Asia representatives. This society already registered with the Clean Air Asia and approved by them as them to representing Malaysia.

In the latest development, The Clean Air Forum Society of Malaysia finally was successful registered with the registration office in Malaysia professional society in 2016 with the registration number as PPM-023-11-01062016.

The organizing of the Asia largest conference name as the Better Air Quality or BAQ in 2018 was a successful milestone for this organization which gathered more than 700 stakeholders from local and international participants across Asia and all over the world. The event involved many international bodies and local ministries which was held in Kuching Sarawak from 14 – 16 November 2018.