Glynda Bathan-Baterina

Deputy Executive Director, Clean Air Asia

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.