7RAQM  conference

THEME: Win-win for Air Quality Improvement and Climate Change Response

29-31 MaY 2024

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou),
Nansha District, Guangzhou, China




Since the promulgation of China's Air Pollution Prevention and Control Action Plan in 2013, the air quality in major city clusters of China have achieved remarkable improvements. However, there remains a significant gap between the current air quality and the guidelines recommended by the World Health Organization, necessitating a persistent and prolonged effort. In recent years, the increased frequency of extreme weather events driven by global climate change has had profound and complex impacts on the economic, social, and ecological development of nations worldwide. Climate change response not only presents new opportunities but also imposes new requirements for the sustained improvement of air quality.


Climate change response has become one of the extensively concerned public issues globally. The management of air pollution needs to be closely integrated with climate change response to further enhance their synergistic effects. This integration requires a systemic approach that considers the coupling effects of environment, climate, energy, and health by transitioning from end-of-pipe control to comprehensive "source-process-end" strategies, so as to achieve synergies in pollution reduction and carbon mitigation, to enhance the capacity for climate change mitigation and adaptation, and to strengthen climate resilience, thus ultimately achieving win-win for air pollution control and climate change response.


Since its establishment in 2007, the International Workshop on Regional Air Quality Management in Rapidly Developing Economic Regions (RAQM) has been grounded in the Pearl River Delta while embracing a global perspective. It has provided an important platform for exchanging advanced experiences in air quality management among nations. In the current context, to explore the cutting-edge scientific issues and systemic solutions for the synergistic response to air pollution and climate change, and to harness science and technology for the continuous improvement of air quality, the enhancement of climate change mitigation and adaptation capabilities, and the achievement of win-win for air pollution control and climate change response, we plan to convene the 7th International Workshop on Regional Air Quality Management in Rapidly Developing Economic Regions and the 1st Greater Bay Area Climate Forum at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou), China, on May 29-31, 2024.


Hosted by

  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou)

  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Organizing Committee

Honorary Chair

  • Lionel M. NI, President, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou)

Academic Committee Chair

  • Jiming HAO, Professor, Tsinghua University, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering


  • Prof. Jimmy FUNG
  • Prof. Alexis LAU 
  • Prof. Huihe QIU 
  • Prof. Frank S.C. LEE 
  • Prof. Peter LOUIE 
  • Prof. Liuju ZHONG 


  • Prof. Allen Junyu ZHENG

Deputy Secretary

  • Prof. Zibing YUAN
  • Prof. Zhi NING 


  • Ting FANGZhe WANGDasa GU, Yutong LIANG, Phoenix LIMonica ZHONGChengcheng JING.




Parallel Session  

Topic 1: Current state and projection: challenges and opportunities

[Conveners: Xinming Wang, Cheng Liu, Yanli Zhang, Zhe Wang]


Topic 2: Interaction and feedback between air pollution and climate change

[Conveners: Hong Liao, Xin Li, Jian Gao, Yang Yang]


Topic 3: Health and economic impacts of air pollution and climate change

[Conveners: Haidong Kan, Guanghui Dong, Linwei Tian, Lei Huang]


Topic 4: Adaptation to extreme weather events (heatwave, fire, flood, typhoon, etc.) in coastal megacities

[Conveners: Junji Cao, Fei Chen, Tzung May Fu, Tao Deng, Yu Huang]


Topic 5: Emission of air pollutants and greenhouse gases from various sources

[Conveners: Qingyan Fu, Huan Liu, Yu Zhao, Hongli Wang, Dasa Gu]


Topic 6: Mitigation and co-control: opportunities and challenges

[Conveners: Tao Wang, Shuk Wai Fung, Shuxiao Wang, Yang Gao, Bin Zhao]


Topic 7: Sustainability and green finance

[Conveners: Grace Kwok, Yiyuan Zhou]


Topic 8: Policy for public health protection and carbon neutrality

[Conveners: Alexis Lau, Gang Yan, Hancheng Dai, Wenbo Xue, Kin Fai Ho]


Confirmed attendance of speakers:

Prof. Jiming Hao- Professor at Tsinghua University, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering.

Prof. Wenqing Liu- Researcher at Hefei Institutes of Physical Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering.

Prof. Yuanhang Zhang- Professor at Peking University, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering.

Prof. Kebin He - Professor at Tsinghua University, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering.

Prof. Tong Zhu- Professor at Peking University, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering.

Prof. Ashish Sharma- Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and Climate and Urban Sustainability Lead at the Discovery Partners Institute.

Dr. Christian George- Deputy Director and Senior Research Scientist at CNRS-IRCELYON, France.

Prof. Denise L. Mauzerall- William S. Tod Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

Dr. Douglas R. Worsnop- Visiting Professor at the University of Helsinki, Finland, and Vice President of Aerodyne Research, Inc.

Dr. Imad El Haddad- Associate Editor of Environmental Science and Technology, and Group Head, Molecular Cluster and Particle Processes group at the Laboratory of Atmospheric Chemistry (LAC), Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI), Switzerland.

Prof. Jay R. Turner- Head of the Division of Engineering Education, Vice Dean for Education, James McKelvey Professor of Engineering Education at Washington University in St. Louis.

Prof. Mohd Talib Latif - Chairman, Department of Earth Sciences and Environment, Faculty of Science and Technology at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

Dr. Toshimasa Ohara - Research Director at the Center for Environmental Science in Saitama, Japan.

Dr. Zbigniew Klimont - Research Group Leader and Principal Research Scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA).


More speakers confirming their attendance will be announced in the 3rd announcement.


Youth Summit

Theme: Bridging Sustainability with Climate Change: What and How can the youth ACT for the Greater Bay Area

[Conveners: Peter Louie, Grace Kwok]

Organized by the Hong Kong Institute of Qualified Environmental Professionals (HKIQEP), the summit aims to explore practical strategies for addressing climate change and supporting carbon neutrality in various industries. 

Section 1: Climate Action through Sustainability: A Hard Resolution?

Section 2: Youth Empowerment for Climate Action through Sustainability for the Greater Bay Area


Meet-the-Editor Session

Leading international journal editors in environmental pollution and climate change fields will engage in direct exchanges with attending experts and scholars.


Poster Presentation

Due to limited oral presentation slots, a dedicated poster presentation area will be available during the conference to facilitate more interaction among participants.

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Gold Sponsorship (CNY 100,000)

Silver Sponsorship (CNY 50,000)

Bronze Sponsorship (CNY 30,000)

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