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Air Quality in Asia

Air pollution in Hong Kong

Our research aims to understand the causes and impacts of Asian air pollution. We work to help design effective strategies to improve air quality.

Seventy percent of the global health burden caused by air pollution occurs in Asia. We have shown that air pollution has rapidly changed across China in recent years. Particulate air quality has improved dramatically in recent years providing important benefits to public health. Despite these improvements, air quality in much of China remains poor. We have shown that up to half of particulate air pollution in China is related residential heating and the production or consumption of food. We highlight that regional cooperation and policies are necessary to improve air quality, as recognised in the Clean Air Plan for Hong Kong.

See our Key Findings for more information. Recent changes in Chinese air quality can be visualised here. For a list of publications see our Research Outputs.

We acknowledge AIA Group Ltd for generously providing funding to support this research.