SCL Seminar by Tao Yue

You are cordially invited to the SCL seminar of the Center for the Study of Complex Systems, which will be held on Tuesday, 9 July 2019 at 16:00 in the library reading room “Dr. Dragan Popović" of the Institute of Physics Belgrade.

We will first hear a short presentation of the Beijing Center of Science and Technology. After this short presentation, Prof. Tao Yue (Research Department of Air Pollution Control of Beijing Municipal Institute of Labor Protection, Beijing Academy of Science and Technology) will give a talk entitled

“Air Pollution Control in Beijing, China”

Abstract of the talk:

As the capital of China and an international metropolis, Beijing has experienced rapid development in the past two decades. However, the great economic prosperity and urban growth have also resulted in the deterioration of the city’s environment, especially air quality. Decades of hard work and mounting investments by the municipal government had paid off with a dramatic reduction in air pollution. From 2013 to 2018, the annual average concentrations of SO2, NO2, PM2.5 and PM10 fell by 77.36%, 25.00%, 43.02%, and 27.84% respectively. The annual average PM2.5 concentrations in Beijing fell from 89.5 to 51 μg/m3. The PM2.5 source apportionment results in 2013 and 2017 showed that regional transport and local emissions aggravated Beijing’s air pollution and coal combustion, motor vehicles and dust were the three main local emission sources. A comprehensive and effective air quality management system of Beijing has gradually taken shape, including complete laws and enforcement, systematic planning, powerful local standards, strong monitoring capacity and high public environmental awareness. Beijing government took corresponding measures targeting specific air pollution sources. Beijing’s experience and lessons in the development and implementation of air pollution control policies and programs have long been a model for many Chinese cities.

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