• Air pollutants lowered by 25-83% (depending on pollutant) since 2013
  • Measures include controls on coal-fired boilers, cleaner domestic fuels, and industrial restructuring
  • PM2.5 concentrations in Beijing still exceed levels recommended by the World Health Organization

Nairobi, March 9, 2019 – More than 20 years after Beijing began looking for ways to improve air quality in one of the largest and fastest growing cities in the developing world, its successful efforts provide a model for other cities to follow, according to a report released ahead of the UN Environment Assembly.

Research by UN Environment and the Beijing Municipal Ecology and Environment Bureau (BEE) outlines how Beijing’s air quality management programme has evolved, and makes recommendations for near, medium, and long-term steps that Beijing can take to maintain its momentum toward clean air.


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