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Taking Action on Air Pollution Control in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei (BTH) Region: Progress, Challenges and Opportunities
Wang, Li1,2; Zhang, Fengying2,3; Pilot, Eva2; Yu, Jie2; Nie, Chengjing4; Holdaway, Jennifer5; Yang, Linsheng1; Li, Yonghua1; Wang, Wuyi1; Vardoulakis, Sotiris6; Krafft, Thomas2
2018-02-01
Source PublicationINTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH
ISSN1660-4601
Volume15Issue:2Pages:27
Corresponding AuthorKrafft, Thomas(thomas.krafft@maastrichtuniversity.nl)
AbstractDue to rapid urbanization, industrialization and motorization, a large number of Chinese cities are affected by heavy air pollution. In order to explore progress, remaining challenges, and sustainability of air pollution control in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei (BTH) region after 2013, a mixed method analysis was undertaken. The quantitative analysis comprised an overview of air quality management in the BTH region. Semi-structured expert interviews were conducted with 12 stakeholders from various levels of government and research institutions who played substantial roles either in decision-making or in research and advising on air pollution control in the BTH region. The results indicated that with the stringent air pollution control policies, the air quality in BTH meets the targets of the Air Pollution Prevention and Control Action Plan. However, improvements vary across the region and for different pollutants. Although implementation has been decisive and was at least in parts effectively enforced, significant challenges remained with regard to industrial and traffic emission control, and national air quality limits continued to be significantly exceeded and competing development interests remained mainly unsolved. There were also concerns about the sustainability of the current air pollution control measures especially for industries due to the top-down enforcement, and the associated large burden of social cost including unemployment and social inequity resulting industrial restructuring. Better mechanisms for ensuring cross-sectoral coordination and for improved central-local government communication were suggested. Further suggestions were provided to improve the conceptual design and effective implementation of respective air pollution control strategies in BTH. Our study highlights some of the major hurdles that need to be addressed to succeed with a comprehensive air pollution control management for the Chinese mega-urban agglomerations.
Keywordair pollution Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei air pollution prevention and control action plan semi-structured interview
DOI10.3390/ijerph15020306
WOS KeywordWILLINGNESS-TO-PAY ; SOURCE APPORTIONMENT ; CONTROL POLICY ; SURFACE OZONE ; CHINA ; QUALITY ; PM2.5 ; PREVENTION ; MANAGEMENT ; SUMMERTIME
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Key Research and Development Program of China[2016YFD0801004] ; National Science Foundation of China[41401101] ; National Science Foundation of China[41371118] ; Social Science Foundation of Hebei province[HB15GL087]
Funding OrganizationNational Key Research and Development Program of China ; National Science Foundation of China ; Social Science Foundation of Hebei province
WOS Research AreaEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology ; Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
WOS SubjectEnvironmental Sciences ; Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
WOS IDWOS:000426721400131
PublisherMDPI
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Cited Times:10[WOS]   [WOS Record]     [Related Records in WOS]
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/57241
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorKrafft, Thomas
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Key Lab Land Surface Pattern & Simulat, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
2.Maastricht Univ, Fac Hlth Med & Life Sci, NL-6200 MD Maastricht, Netherlands
3.Chinese Natl Environm Monitoring Ctr, Beijing 100012, Peoples R China
4.Hebei Univ Econ & Business, Sch Publ Adm, Shijiazhuang 050061, Hebei, Peoples R China
5.Univ Oxford, Sch Interdisciplinary Area Studies, Oxford OX2 6LH, England
6.Inst Occupat Med, Edinburgh EH14 4AP, Midlothian, Scotland
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Wang, Li,Zhang, Fengying,Pilot, Eva,et al. Taking Action on Air Pollution Control in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei (BTH) Region: Progress, Challenges and Opportunities[J]. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH,2018,15(2):27.
APA Wang, Li.,Zhang, Fengying.,Pilot, Eva.,Yu, Jie.,Nie, Chengjing.,...&Krafft, Thomas.(2018).Taking Action on Air Pollution Control in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei (BTH) Region: Progress, Challenges and Opportunities.INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH,15(2),27.
MLA Wang, Li,et al."Taking Action on Air Pollution Control in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei (BTH) Region: Progress, Challenges and Opportunities".INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH 15.2(2018):27.
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