Vol. 23, No. 2
Workshop on Local and Regional Contribution to Air Pollution and
Local Radiative Balance in Asian Developing Countries, 29-31 October
2001, Guangzhou, China
With rapid urbanization and industrialization, many cities in Asia
and in developing countries elsewhere suffer from serious air pollution.
The problem is considered basically a local urban air pollution problem,
but it is also a regional and global matter. This workshop is designed
to bring researchers and policy makers together with invited experts
to analyze the problem jointly and to determine the extent and influence
of regional air pollution on the local problem. A "local" pollutant,
fine particles, is getting a lot of attention, not only because aerosols
have effects on human health but also because they are an important
factor in the local radiative balance. At the end of the workshop, a
framework of abatement strategy will be drafted and suggested for decision-makers.
Proposed sessions at the workshop will include discussions of photochemical
oxidants (formation, field monitoring, and laboratory simulation and
modeling); aerosols (fine particle PM2.5, health implications, regional
air pollution, and global changes); and policy (optimized framework
of abatement strategy for local and regional air pollution). Organizers
of the workshop will include IUPACs Commission on Atmospheric
Chemistry (VI.2), Peking Universitys Center of Environmental Sciences,
the Guangzhou Research Institute of Environmental Protection, and the
Netherlands Energy Research Foundation (ECN).
For additional information, contact Mr. Yougqiang Cao, Center of Environmental
Sciences, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Tel.: +86 10 62756592; Fax: +86 10 62751927.