16:00 - 17:30 -- (Multi-Function Hall 3)


Atmospheric chemistry research has been growing rapidly in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in the past decades, the better understanding of sources and emission inventories, atmospheric chemical processes, interactions of air pollution with meteorology, weather and climate, and health effects has provided robust scientific support to highly successful air pollution control policies in China. 

PRC has achieved significant improvements in overall air quality while undergoing rapid developments in terms of national economy, industrialization, and urbanization. ln 2013-2021, PRC' s overall annual average PM2.5 and SO2 concentrations have fallen by approximately 56% and 78%, respectively. Significant improvements in air quality have resulted in substantial health benefits, including increased life expectancy, reduced premature death related with air pollution, and savings in medical expenditures.

We believe the developing and low-income Asian countries that are heavily affected by air pollution can benefit from these research advances, science-based policies and experiences in air quality management. 

This session will be a joint event effort of Peking University and Clean Air Asia, supported by projects, including Basic Research on the Causes and Response Mechanisms of Atmospheric Complex Pollution in China (NNSF), China Air Report: 10-Year Special Issue (Clean Air Asia), Health Effects Assessment of China’s Air Quality Improvement (Clean Air Asia and PKU), and Monsoon Asia Integrated Study for Sustainability (Future Earth and PKU)


The session aims to inspire more countries and cites in Asia to move toward cleaner air and green transition and identify opportunities for research and practice training, exchange and collaboration. The session will discuss the following: 

  • Sources and emission inventories 
  • Atmospheric chemical processes 
  • Interactions of air pollution with meteorology, weather and climate 
  • Health effects 
  • Key progress in policies 


Peking University, Clean Air Asia, with support from NNSF, MAIRS-FE 

Part 2: Action for Clean Air 

Dr. Lu Fu, China Director, Clean Air Asia


  • National Clean Air Actions and Experiences Sharing Jingnan Hu, Director, Institute of Atmospheric Environment, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences 
  • Municipal Clean Air Actions and Experiences Sharing
    Xiangchao Xu, Director, Policy Research Division, Beijing Municipal Bureau of Ecology and Environment 
  • Health Effects of Air Pollution: PRC Progress and Regional Challenges in Asia Tao Xue, Associate Professor, Peking University 
  • China’s 10-Year Path Toward Cleaner Air: An Asian Perspective Wei Wan, China Program Director, Clean Air Asia 


Dr. Lu Fu, China Director, Clean Air Asia 

Participants: All Previous Speakers


  • Dr. Sakda Tridech, Director of Air Quality and Noise Innovation Sub-division, Pollution Control Department, Thailand (Virtual) 
  • Erni Pelita Fitratunnisa, Head, Environmental Pollution Division, Jakarta, Indonesia*
  • Raphael de Leon, Officer, Bataan Province Government, Philippines


Dr. Lu Fu, China Director, Clean Air Asia 

*to be confirmed