Special Session on Air Quality in Global Megacities

 Air Quality in Global Megacities

You are kindly invited to contribute to the special session on "Air Pollution in Global Megacities " with oral or poster presentations.

Please select topic "Special session - Air Pollution in Global Megacities" when submitting your abstract. 

Chairs: Dr Gufran Beig, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, India and Professor William Bloss, University of Birmingham, UK

Background and scope

Global Megacities increasingly dominate population exposure to outdoor air pollution, as a consequence of the urbanization, development and concentration of sources.  Understanding the sources, transformations, loading and fates of air pollutants in the urban environment is an essential pre-requisite to developing effective mitigation policies, protecting human and environmental health, and identifying co- and dis-benefits of action (for example, integrated across air quality and climate).  Global Megacities are complex environments which are developing at an unprecedented rate, and which may follow pollution pathways which differ from their predecessors, through accident or design.  They also offer unique opportunities to improve future air quality and reduce health impacts, through urban and infrastructure planning, leapfrogging conventional technologies, and economies of scale.

This session aims to bring together air quality researchers, stakeholders and policy makers (i) improve understanding of the sources and transformation of key pollutants in global megacities, (ii) explore the pollution trajectories which megacities have followed and (iii) discuss how future air quality in global megacities may evolve. 

While our focus will be upon the megacities with the greatest air pollution challenge, work from other locations is also welcome.

Topics included in this special session are:

- Measurement and modelling of urban air pollutants, with particular focus upon air quality in emerging global megacities

- Sources and transformations of megacity air pollution

- The pollution history and future pollution trends for global megacities

- New methodologies and models for examining air pollution in global megacities

- Policy and abatement measures for current and future megacity environments

- Role of local emissions and transport processes specific to megacities

- Teleconnections of air pollution, meteorology and climate change

Submission and review of abstracts

Abstracts should be submitted normally via the website system. Authors should indicate in their abstract that they wish to have their presentation considered as part of this special session. All abstracts are reviewed through the usual review process of the Conference.

Submission of papers to Journals

You will be free to submit your research article to any appropriate peer-reviewed Journal