Title: Local and regional contribution
to air pollution in Asian developing countries - Workshop
Benson (ICOD) D. Schwela (WHO), Zhengqi Wu
Completion Date: 2004 - Project
Compile overview of local-urban air pollution problems, and derive
common parameters and solutions in developing countries.
The highly industrialized and populated region of southeast China
is dominated by two big cities: Guangzhou and Hong Kong, which both
heavily contribute to environmental, particularly atmospheric pollution,
in the region. This is considered basically as local urban air pollution
problem. With rapid urbanization, vehicular population increase
very fast and traffic exhaust is identified as one of major emission
sources in the region. High NOx concentration cause serious regional
photochemical smog pollution, which is a new environmental problem
for China government.
The workshop is aimed to bring local investigators together with
invited experts on urban air pollution problems to jointly analyze
the problem and to determine the extent and importance of regional
air pollution on the local one. After presentation by keynote speakers
and local investigators, intensive discussion will be organized,
focused on air pollution problem in Pearl river delta. A framework
of abatement strategy will be drafted and suggested for local decision-makers
in end of the workshop. Such experience and outputs of the workshop
will definitely be transferable to other highly industrialized,
populated and polluted regions in developing countries.
A workshop on local and regional contribution
to air pollution and local radiative balance in Asian developing
countries is sheduled for 27-30 September 2001 (note
change of dates, as originally sheduled from 29-31 October 2001),
in Guangzhou, China.
For more information, email Yuanhang
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