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Better Air Quality (BAQ) 2008
was held in Bangkok, Thailand
12-14 November 2008

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Beijing 2008 Olympics

- Olympics AQ news
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The 2008 Olympics was held in Beijing and six other cities from 8 August to 24 August. The CAI-Asia Center is supporting Beijing EPB in communicating China's efforts to improve its air quality during the Olympic Games. It is arguably the best thing to happen iair quality in Asian cities in the last 10 years. read more >>

Supplemental Materials: Post-Olympics Air Quality Charts in the Chinese Olympic Cities
The 2008 Beijing Olympics gave the opportunity to the different Chinese Olympic Cities to implement measures (both temporary and permanent) that would lead towards air quality improvement. The charts in the document below contains updated air quality information (including post-Olympic AQ data) for the different Chinese Olympic Cities.

Post-Olympics AQ ChartsPost-Olympics AQ Charts
[.doc, 1564.6Kb]

Summary of the AQ Status in Beijing during the Olympics
The average daily API in Beijing during the first 26 days of August 2008 was 36% lower than the average during the same period in the preceding eight years. (see the summary of Beijing's AQ status during the Olympics here).

Interview with Beijing EPB
CAI-Asia had the privilege of interviewing the key officials of the Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau about the air quality management status, efforts and trends in Beijing. To view the transcript of the interview, download the file below:

BJ EPB InterviewBJ EPB Interview
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Overview of AQ Actions in the Olympic Cities
The Chinese Government promises good air quality in the host cities during the Olympics. Both the national and local government units have been doing numerous efforts towards improving the air quality in the host cities. Read more>>

AQ in the Olympic Cities
Air quality is monitored by over 25 monitoring stations. Detailed Air Pollution Index (API) levels for all these air quality monitoring stations are posted here:

For conversion of these API data to concentration data and other historical AQ data for the olympic cities, click here.

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For more information about air quality in the Olympics, contact [email protected]

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Beijing 2008


AQ Actions by Olympic Cities
- Summary
- Overview of Actions
- Beijing
- Hong Kong
- Qinhuangdao
- Qingdao
- Shanghai
- Shenyang
- Tianjin
Air Quality in Olympic Cities
- Annual Pollutant Concentration
- Air Pollution Index (API)
- Calculated PM10 Analysis
- Olympic AQ Charts and Datasets
Other links
Key Reports
Key Resources

Air Quality in Chinese Cities
Courtesy of VECC-SEPA

API to Concentration ConverterAPI to Concentration Converter
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