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Twenty Years of Fighting Air Pollution in Beijing
10:30 AM - 11:59 PM Seasons Restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
Date: September 14, 2018 to September 14, 2018
Where: Seasons Restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco, 757 Market Street, San Francisco, California, United States, 94103
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Cities are at the forefront in fight against air pollution. From 2013 to 2017, Beijing has achieved a remarkable 36-percent reduction in particulate matter (PM2.5) concentration by implementing a comprehensive suite of measures to shift from coal to cleaner energy, clean up emissions from motor vehicles and more. Please join us to hear progress and lessons learned from Beijing’s 20-year air quality defense, that is also documented by a research team led by Tsinghua University and UN Environment.  Venue Yerba Buena meeting room, Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco (757 Market Street) What will be discussed A soon to be released report by Tsinghua University and UN Environment on air pollution measures in Beijing Whether and how Beijing’s successful story can apply to other regions with air quality challenges How to achieve clean air and climate change mitigation in the next phase of Beijing’s environmental strategy Agenda 10:30     Open remark from China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment 10:35     The Future of Pollution Control and Climate Change by UN Environment 10:45     Air Quality Goals and Strategy in Beijing by Beijing EPB 10:55     Assessment of 20 years of Air Pollution Control in Beijing by Tsinghua Univ. 11:05     California’s Air Quality and Climate Change Strategy by Cal EPA 11:15     Sensor based environmental big data capture and support in decision making on air pollution control by Beijing EPB 11:25     Curbing emissions from motor vehicles by ICCT 11:35     Recommendations for Beijing towards zero emissions by Energy Foundation 11:45     Panel discussion: next step on air quality and climate change Video, brochures and other materials will be distributed at the event Sponsors  Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau United Nation Environment California Air Resource Board Tsinghua University Energy Foundation China International Council on Clean Transportation ICLEI –Local Governments for Sustainability Staff contact Hui@theicct.org,  che