A team of US-supported Chinese researchers have outlined strategies to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and local air pollutants in preparation for the 2008 Summer Olympics and beyond.
With clean energy technologies and policies in
“This landmark study shows the effectiveness of international co-operation in promoting sustainable growth while reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and local air pollutants,” EPA Acting Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation Bill Wehrum said. “Our ongoing co-operation with national and local governments in
The partnership, to be formally launched in January at a ministerial conference in
With support from EPA, a Chinese research team has completed an in-depth analysis of co-benefits in support of the Beijing Olympic Air Quality Action Plan. These measures include expanded natural gas use, energy efficiency, and “green” transport, which include cleaner fuels for taxis and expanded public transport.
If the analysed measures are implemented, this rapidly growing city of nearly 14 million people will benefit from improved public health and reduced growth in carbon dioxide emissions. The results of the study will be disseminated to a wide range of senior policymakers in
The report, sponsored by EPA’s Integrated Environmental Strategies (IES) Program, was released during an international workshop in