Special Issue "Integrated Air Quality and Climate Change Assessments"

A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Air Quality".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2023 | Viewed by 104

Special Issue Editor

Energy System Analysis Research Center, Energy Research Institute, Chinese Academy for Macro-Economic Research, Beijing 100038, China
Interests: energy system analysis
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent decades, there has been substantial progress in the global and regional environment, especially regarding air pollution control and CO2 mitigation. In China and India, together with other countries, action plans concerning air quality improvement have been announced, and significant progress has been seen. In 2022, the UN announced that China is the fastest-evolving country in the world in terms of air quality improvement. Furthermore, climate change actions by more than 130 countries committed to carbon neutrality by 2050 or before 2060, combining both developed and developing countries. There are common sources of air pollution and GHG emissions, especially from energy-related activities. Moreover, both air pollution and climate change could inflict large-scale damage on humans. The progress of each area was strongly supported by researchers. Co-benefit analysis for air pollution control and mitigation of GHG was one of the research topics, and many research papers have been published. With the progress of air pollution control and GHG mitigation, there are research demands for further analysis by linking both sides. For countries with serious air pollution, after the first period of air pollution control experienced significant progress, deeper reductions in air pollution need to shift from easier options to harder measures in order to achieve the next level of air-quality control. For countries with good air quality, further analysis is needed to follow the newly revised WHO air-quality standards. In the meantime, carbon neutrality requires significant transition in energy and economic systems to ensure that the carbon neutrality future can be realized. Energy and economic transition could affect both air pollution and GHG emission reduction. This Special Issue focuses on research into air quality and climate change together in an integrated way by covering emission reduction, technology assessment, impact analysis, economic impact, etc. Research papers are welcome for submission to this Special Issue.

Dr. Kejun Jiang
Guest Editor

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  • air quality
  • GHG mitigation
  • carbon neutrality
  • integrated assessment
  • technology analysis

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