Global Lead Network: Best Practices
The following best practices are innovative prevention-based solutions that can serve as adaptable models of successful action for different regions, countries, and communities.
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Accelerated Leaded Gasoline Phase-out in Metro Manila, Philippines: A Partnership Effort »
As a best practice, the phase-out model for the Philippines highlights the important role of NGOs in safeguarding human health and the environment from lead, especially in creating and implementing public awareness and outreach campaigns. The Philippine model for phase-out also shows the value of partnerships involving NGOs, and the importance of comprehensive interagency involvement at the government level. This model is a good example of employing an integrated approach to phase-out, which was accomplished in the context of the Philippines Clean Air Act. This best practice thus provides a real-world case that acted on the opportunity leaded gasoline phase-out provides to address other urban air quality issues, recognizing that phase-out constitutes both a necessary first step and an opportunity for reducing overall air pollution.