Pollutionwatch: China shows how political will can take on air pollution

Pollutionwatch: China shows how political will can take on air pollution
 

It’s been a while since we saw images of smog-obscured Beijing landmarks in the news. A United Nations report explains this.
In four years, sulphur dioxide in the city was reduced by 70% and particle pollution by 36% by tackling the problem at source. Initially, old coal-powered industry and power stations were fitted with air pollution abatement systems before being replaced by cleaner facilities built to run on natural gas.
Cleaner road fuels, scrapping old vehicles and reducing solid fuel home heating helped too; all from an investment programme that reached 18bn yuan per year (£2bn) in... read more

 
14 March 2019 in World News, Views: 57
Source: Guardian
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