The Beijing Municipal Ecological Environment Bureau, supervising body of the ICLEI Beijing Office, together with the UN Environment launched the joint report, A Review of 20 Years’ Air Pollution Control in Beijing, ahead of the 4th Session of United Nations Environmental Assembly (UNEA-4), covering Beijing’s progress and experience in air quality improvement from 1998 to 2017.
The report was compiled by a UN Environment-led team of international and Chinese experts over two years. It outlines how Beijing’s air quality management program has evolved and makes recommendations for near, medium, and long-term steps the city can take to maintain its momentum toward clean air. The Report has received international media coverage and is suggested to have provided a model for other cities to follow.
This event was part of ICLEI’s involvement in the UNEA-4, during which we collaborated with UN Environment, UN-Habitat, Global Task Force, UCLG, and Cities Alliance to convene the first UNEA Cities Summit, and supported our Members and project cities’ engagement in the Assembly.
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