25 January 2020

Shanghai, 3 provinces in joint air pollution fight, paper says

Shanghai and three neighboring provinces — Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Anhui — have agreed to share information and take joint action to fight air pollution over the Yangtze River Delta, Shanghai Daily reported Wednesday. Under the plan, Shanghai and neighboring cities will try to achieve a unified standard for energy conservation and emission cuts, while keeping each other updated about regional air quality condition and cooperating in scientific researches on air pollution. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Environmental Protection set a target for Shanghai to reduce its PM2.5, airborne particles that pose serious health risks, by 20 percent, although it allowed the local government to set the time frame for implementation, the report said.

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