Workshop & Training

International Workshop on Air Quality Improvement in the Greater Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region

6 Nov 2018 - 7 Nov 2018 Beijing, The People's Republic of China

The workshop intends to share the (i) analytical research on the air quality related issues, (ii) lessons learned and good practices from ADB’s Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei (BTH) program, (iii) technology and financial innovations for air quality improvement, and (iv) policy and regulatory development on air quality improvement. It will be a platform for information exchanges, learning and cooperation on air quality improvement between governments, enterprises, scientific research institutions, non-governmental organizations, multilateral development banks, financial institutions and other stakeholders. Various PRC agencies and ministries, and municipal and provincial governments will attend.  Representatives from Mongolia, India, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Viet Nam, and Nepal, who are facing the similar air quality issues, will also join the workshop.

ADB provided a multiyear, multisector support program for air quality improvement in the greater BTH region from 2015-2020. The first loan, approved in 2015, focused on reforming policy and strengthening regulatory capacity in Hebei province. The second loan, approved in 2016, targeted better access to finance, especially for small and medium sized-enterprises, to scale up investments in pollution-reduction projects in the region. The third loan, approved in 2017, targeted advance technology deployment throughout the region in large emitters in agriculture, energy, transport, and urban sectors to provide air pollution reduction at scale. In 2018, ADB supported a clean heating and cooling project in Shandong Province by integrating various clean and renewable energy technologies for district and distributed heating and cooling systems. Coal-based heating in urban, peri-urban, and rural households is major cause of rising level of outdoor and indoor air pollution during the winter months.


Opening Session
Chair: Sujata Gupta, Director, Sustainable Infrastructure Division, East Asia Department, ADB
09:30-09:40 Benedict Bingham, Country Director, ADB PRC Resident Mission
09:40-09:50Li Junyuan, Director, Loan Division, Foreign Capital Utilization and Overseas, Investment Department, National Development and Reform Commission
09:50-10:00Kelu Shi, Energy Policy Division, Department of Economic Development, Ministry of Finance
10:00-10:10Zhang Haolong, Division Director, Department of Atmospheric Environment, Ministry of Ecology and Environment
10:10-10:20 Lu Jiang, Vice Mayor, Jinan Municipal Government
10:20-10:30 Shi Jianwang, Vice Mayor, Changzhi Municipal Government
10:30-11:00Photo and coffee break
Plenary Session: ADB, PRC and International Experience in Air Quality Improvement
Chair: Sujata Gupta, Director, Sustainable Infrastructure Division, East Asia Department, ADB
11:00-11:30 Addressing Climate Challenges and Air Pollution through Innovations: Asian Development Bank’s Approach
Yongping Zhai, Chief, Energy Sector Group, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, ADB
11:30-12:00 ADB’s Experience in Air Quality Improvement in the Greater BTH Region
Lin Lu, Senior Operations Coordination Specialist, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, ADB
Plenary Session: ADB, PRC and International Experience in Air Quality Improvement
Chair: Sujata Gupta, Director, Sustainable Infrastructure Division, East Asia Department, ADB
13:30-14:00PM2.5 Source Apportionment in 2+26 Cities of Jing-Jin-Ji (BTH) Region Meng Fan
Director, 26+2 City Pollution Control Department, National Joint Research Center for Tackling Key Problems in Air Pollution Control
Director, Institute of Atmospheric Environment, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences
14:00-14:30 Using Market-based Approach for Air Quality Improvement and Coal Reduction in Beijing
Hongliang Yang, Senior Operation Specialist, AIIB
14:30-15:00Climate and Environment Protection-KfW Promotional Loan
Guoliang Zhai, Senior Coordinator for Climate and Environment, KfW Beijing Office
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-16:00Urban Air Quality Management – Practices and Learnings from Asia
Prasad Modak, Executive President, Environmental Management Centre LLP, India
16:00-16:30Experiences from Clean Heating Plan Developments in the PRC and Mongolia
Gerhard Stryi-Hipp, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Germany

Parallel Sessions I
Use of innovative tools and effective partnerships to design cost-effective air quality action plans
Chair: Ben Grebot, Technical Director, Ricardo Energy and Environment
09:00 – 09:15Welcome, Introductions, Overview of Ricardo Led Work
Ben GREBOT, Technical Director, Ricardo Energy & Environment
09:15 – 09:35 Innovative air quality policy evaluation tools and health impact assessment
Michel Vedrenne, Principal Consultant, Ricardo Energy & Environment
09:35 – 10:05 Effective policies for improving air quality in Greater BTH
Dong Zhanfeng, Chinese Academy of Environmental Planning
10:05 – 10:30Coffee break
10:30 – 10:45Data
Michel Vedrenne, Principal Consultant, Ricardo Energy & Environment
10:45 – 11:15 Air quality action planning
Ben Grebot, Technical Director, Ricardo Energy & Environment
11:15 – 11:50 Discussion – Next steps for improving air quality at the city level
11:50 – 12:00 Summarize key messages and wrap up
Parallel Sessions II
Financial innovative tools – practical cases to introduce the requirements, process and key criteria to apply for ADB loans and introduction of the green financing platform
Chair: Mingbai Liu, Senior Vice President, ADB Program Center, China National Investment and Guarantee Corporation (I&G)
09:00 – 09:05Opening Speech
Xiumei Duan, Managing Director, I&G
09:05 – 09:10 Opening Speech
Lin Lu, Senior Operations Coordination Specialist, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, ADB
09:10 – 09:30 Introduction of I&G’s Green Financial Business Practice
Yu Fan, Vice President, I&G
09:30 – 09:50Introduction of the Environmental and Social Management System of I&G’s ADB Program
Xinting Huang, Vice President, I&G
09:50 – 10:05Bank of Beijing’s Green Financial Business
Feng Zhu, Branch Manager, Zhongguancun Branch, Bank of Beijing
10:05 – 10:25Coffee Break
10:25 – 10:40 Financing Leasing Company’s Green Financial Business
Zuoyuan Cao, General Manager, Business Dept.1, E-Town Financing Leasing Company
10:40 – 10:55 Thoughts on Green Energy Business
Junwei Ding, Chief Innovation Officer & Chairman, Elion Intelligent Energy
10:55 – 12:00Discussion – how to use I&G’s ADB program to promote the implementation of green projects
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
Parallel Sessions I
Practice and Experience of the PRC in Air Pollution Prevention and Control in the Greater BTH Region
Chair: Jiayu Xu, Associated Professor, Environment School, Tsinghua University
13:30 – 14:00Air Quality Co-Benefits of Carbon Pricing in BTH Region
Chang Shiyan, Associate Professor, Low Carbon Energy Laboratory, Tsinghua University
14:00 – 14:20 Energy Saving and Emission Reduction Technology of Energy Intensive Industries in BTH Region
Gu Chengkui, China Center for Information Industry Development
14:20 – 14:40 Development Status and Trends of Major High Energy-Consuming Industries in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region
Xiao Jinsong, China Center for Information Industry Development
14:40 – 15:00Environment Policies to Achieve Air Quality Target in BTH Region
Xu Jiayu, Environment School, Tsinghua University
15:00 – 15:15 Coffee break
15:15 – 15:35 Trend of Atmospheric Environment Improvement in Greater BTH Region
Lei Yu, Chinese Academy for Environmental Planning
15:35 – 15:55 Practice and Experience of Air Quality Prevention and Control in Lang Fang and Baoding City
Mao Hongjun, Nankai University
15:55 – 16:15 Environmental Economic Analysis for Air Pollution Control in the Greater BTH Region
Shi Lei, Renmin University
16:15 – 16:35Characteristics and Control Measures Recommendations of Ammonia Emission from Agricultural Source in BTH Region
Han Yuhua, Beijing Research Institute of Environmental Protection
Parallel Session II
Advanced technologies in clean energy utilization, industrial structure adjustment, green transportation, energy savings and emission reductions, and low carbon in the PRC
Chair: Guangxi Yang, Vice President, Jiashu Technology Consulting Co. Ltd.
13:30 – 13:40Welcome and Opening Speech
Yang Guangxi, Vice President, Jiashu Technology Consulting Co. Ltd.
13:40 – 14:50Smart Micro Energy Grid & Energy Savings and Emission Reductions

Application of Smart Micro Energy Grid in Cities, Industrial Gardens and Enterprises Management
Feng Dong, CEO, Integrated Electronic Systems Lab Co., Ltd (iESLab)

More Renewable Energy, Less Fossil Fuels in Cities – Promoted by Energy IOT
Fang Bin, Trina Solar

Application of Big Data on Efficient Buildings
Shen Qi, Vice President, Saga Cloud

Green Ansteel Driver – Low Carbon Life Practicer
Feng Zhanli, Anshan Iron and Steel Group Energy Saving Technology Service Co., Ltd

From Sole Gas Supplier to Comprehensive Energy Solution Provider
Li Qing Bao, CEO, Shanxi International Energy Group/Gemeng International Co,. Ltd
14:50 – 15:05Coffee break
15:05 – 16:15Clean Heating

Shanghe County Middle-Deep Layer Geothermal to Build Winter Clean Heating Zero-Coal Pilot County
Pan Shiying, Chairman, Jinan Heating Co., Ltd

Application of Electrode Boiler Heating and Peak-load Regulation in the Great BTH Region
Hou Tao, CEO, Beijing Zeta Energy Technology Co., Ltd

Exploring Research on Long-distance Waste Heat Utilization
Zhou Ren Hui, Vice President, Jinan Thermal Power Co., Ltd

Accelerating Clean Heating in Rural Areas with Biomass Particles and Small Biomass Boilers
Liu Feng, CEO, Beijing Uniufa Energy Technology Co., Ltd
16:15 – 16:30Closing
Yang Guangxi, Vice President, Jiashu Technology Consulting Co. Ltd.
16:30 – 17:00Closing Session

Findings of the sessions
Chairperson of each session

Yun Zhou, Environment Specialist, Sustainable Infrastructure Division, East Asia Department, ADB

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