by Environmental Systems Information center, Asian Institute of Technology in Pathumthani .
Written in English
|Statement||by Davide G. Streets.|
|Series||Environmental systems reviews -- no.48/49|
The book also includes articles on regional initiatives in research, capacity building, and training. The authors of this book are international experts in the field, and their contributions highlight significant drivers and impacts of air pollution in South/Southeast Asia. How the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative created a new paradigm in climate policy by requiring polluters to pay for their emissions for the first time. In , a group of states in the northeast United States launched an emissions trading program, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). With RGGI, these states—Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, . The book is divided into two sections. The first section presents characterization of atmospheric aerosols and their impact on regional climate from East Asia to the Pacific. Ground-based, air-born, and satellite data were collected and analyzed. Detailed information about measurement techniques and atmospheric conditions were provided as well. In the second section, authors Cited by: 3. Atmospheric Environment Vol. 26A, No. 16, pp. , q/92 $+ Printed in Great Britain. Pergamon Press Ltd ANTHROPOGENIC EMISSIONS OF SO2 AND NOx IN ASIA: EMISSION INVENTORIES NOBUO KATO* National Institute of Science and Technology Policy, Nagatacho, Chiyoda, Tokyo , Japan and HAJIME AKIMOTOt National Cited by:
Emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases over Asian regions during – Regional Emission inventory in ASia (REAS) version 2. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 13, – doi: /acpAuthor: Zhu Liu. Total energy consumption in Asia more than doubled between and , causing a rapid growth in Asian emissions, by 28% for BC, 30% for OC, 64% for CO, % for NMVOC, % for SO2, and %. 2 emissions was driven by North America, Asia, and the Middle East. The sharp acceleration in CO 2 emissions since to more than a 3% increase per year (more than 2 ppm per year) from % per year during the s is attributable to the lapse of formerly declining trends in carbon intensity of both developing and developed nations. Large discrepancies between the global and regional emissions are identified, which shows that there is still no consensus on the best estimates for surface emissions of atmospheric compounds. At the global scale, anthropogenic emissions of CO, NOx and SO2 show the best agreement in most years. Estimates of biomass burning in Asia are Author: Granier, Claire.
 Co-benefits of Reducing Black Carbon Emissions in South Asia Because of the effects that black carbon particles have both at the ground level locally and in the global and regional atmosphere, a reduction of black carbon emissions can lead to a number of co-benefits in addition to a reduction of adverse impacts on climate change. and North America contribute less than 25% to the global atmospheric emissions, where Asia account for about 40% of global total. The majority of the emissions originate from combustion of fossil fuels, particularly in the Asian countries (i.e., China, India). Combustion of coal is . Page were transported to the surface of North America during the spring of (Jaffe et al., ). In the spring of , CO and ozone attributed to emissions originating in Asia were again detected off the coast of Washington State (Jaffe et al., ). The element mercury (Hg) is a unique metal that is liquid at ambient conditions, and easily volatilized to the atmosphere, where it is distributed on a global scale. This environmental contaminant emitted from any source has the potential for long-range transport, interaction with and assimilation.