China’s Commitment to Cleaner Air
Sierra Club Compass
AUGUST 7, 2013
trillion yuan -- about $277 billion -- to the fight against air pollution, in particular the highly dangerous pollutant PM2.5 And while soot levels may have dropped sharply since January, 2013, those levels are still double the national air quality standards the government has set (see chart below). The Sierra Club is eagerly awaiting the announcement of China’s new measures to combat air pollution. Haze pollution in Beijing. Photo credit: David Barrie.