10 Key Principles for Local Air Quality Management

10 Key Principles for Local Air Quality Management

Publish Date:
Nov 1, 2014

This document offers 10 key principles for developing a good air quality management system based on international experiences and connecting them with China’s circumstances, and then provide in-depth analysis and policy recommendations for each of them. The 10 principles are:

  1. Establish and implement a sound local air quality management structure;
  2. Ensure sufficient human and financial resources;
  3. Apply state-of-the-art scientific analysis;
  4. Establish emergency episode forecasting and response system;
  5. Develop control measures and prioritize based on cost-effectiveness;
  6. Embrace best available control technologies (BACTs) and best available technologies (BATs);
  7. Optimize co-benefits for air pollutants and GHGs (greenhouse gases) when identifying and selecting control policies, measures and technologies;
  8. Ensure adequate implementation and enforcement with incentives and penalties;
  9. Enhance transparency and encourage public participation;
  10. Conduct regular monitoring and evaluation for continuous improvement.
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