The Story Grant Programme for Atmospheric Issues: Selected participants


Yu Sun

Sun Yu is Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Impact Assessment magazine. She attaches great importance to writing about air pollution and has written many reports on the issue. Climate change is another issue she frequently writes about. Sun Yu was awarded the 8th Sustainable Energy Journalist Star Prize by EarthVillage and the Energy Foundation in 2012 for her report urging China to adopt a PM2.5 air quality standard, which is a big step for China in the environmental field. 

In 2014, she was awarded the 10th Sustainable Energy Journalist Star Prize for her work on air pollution and energy. She also won the China Environmental Prize, the highest level environmental prize in China, as well as the United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) award for her reporting. She first got in touch with ICIMOD during the Regional Media Training Workshop: Air pollution, its sources and impacts, and mitigation options organized by ICIMOD in 2015. She can be reached at .

Stories

  • 清洁空气会议:探析中国及亚洲改善空气质量之策 [Chinese]
    Clean air conference: Exploring ways of improving air quality in China and Asia
    The 17th IUAPPA World Clean Air Congress and 9th CAA Better Air Quality (BAQ) Conference were held in Busan from 29 August-2 September, 2016. The conference is a global gathering of experts and researchers, policy makers, practitioners, and industry leaders from Asia and other regions. With air pollution implicated in the deaths of 7 million people annually around the world, the conference explored scientific, technological and policy advances and innovations at local, national and international levels to tackle global challenges to health, and the environment in China and Asia. 
    31 August 2016
    Published on Environmental Impact Assessment
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  • 清洁空气管理评估工具:为城市空气质量管理把脉 [Chinese]
    Launch of Clean Air Scorecard: Assess air quality management in Asian cities
    To help Asian cities assess their respective air quality status and air quality management capacity, the new online version of Clean Air Asia’s Clean Air Scorecard tool was launched on 1 September 2016 at the 9th Better Air Quality Conference and the 17th IUAPPA World Clean Air Congress. The Clean Air Scorecard includes three indices: Air Pollution and Health, Clean Air Management Capacity, and Clean Air Policies and Actions. It paves the way for better assessment of the air quality and management capacities of cities throughout Asia.
    8 September 2016
    Published on Environmental Impact Assessment
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  • 综合提升中国与全球空气质量之路  [Chinese]
    Integrated efforts to improve air quality in China and throughout the world
    The article is about the 17th IUAPPA World Clean Air Congress and the 9th CAA Better Air Quality (BAQ) Conference held in Busan from 29 August-2 September 2016. Experts, policy makers, and practitioners explored measures and solutions for improving air quality, tackling global challenges to health, and combating environmental problems in China and the world at large. Solutions that were discussed and reported in the article include: 
    • Curbing air pollution can improve health.  
    • Reducing SLCPs emissions can help clean the air.
    • Taking up targeted approaches, mountainous cities can tackle rising air pollution. 
  • Applying transformative approaches can improve air quality globally. 
  • Published on Environmental Impact Assessment
    26 October 2016
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