The co-benefits of low carbon cities to Asian air quality
Ben Silver1, Carly Reddington1, Dominick Spracklen1, Stephen Arnold1, Andy Gouldson1
1School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds
Asia is rapidly urbanising with important impacts on climate change and air quality. Urban regions are developing Low Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS) with unquantified co-benefits for air quality and public health. We will use the WRF/Chem regional model to simulate the air quality over southern China, with a focus on the Pearl River Delta region. We will investigate the impact on air quality of investment in LEDS, along with the potential co-benefits to greenhouse gas emissions reductions, public health and economic savings.