This year’s Air Quality Awareness Week (AQAW) takes place April 29 to May 3. The week is an opportunity to reflect on the importance of air quality monitoring and reliable data, the negative impacts of air pollution on human health, economies, and the environment, as well as effective actions people can take to reduce health risks. As the weather is getting warmer, are you spending more time outdoors? Do you check the AQI before going out? Is there any link between AQI levels and the seasons? What is air pollution? How does it affect our lives and our health? So many questions; we have some answers! Shanghai American Center enthusiastically welcomes Liu Chun Lei, Director of the Shanghai Minhang District Qingyue Environment Information and Technology Service Center to talk about air quality and your quality of life. He will address recent air quality trends in China; what steps government and society are taking to improve air quality; how to protect yourself from pollution; and how to get involved in activities aimed at improving air quality for all.
Liu Chun Lei is a 2015 participant in the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP). The IVLP is State’s premier professional exchange program. Launched in 1940, the IVLP seeks to build mutual understanding between the U.S. and other nations through short-term visits to the U.S. for influential individuals working in government, politics, the media, education, the arts, business, and other key fields. Mr. Liu is committed to increase the efficiency of efforts to protect the environment through applying and integrating information technology. He has developed open data to support over 1,500 environment-related scientific research projects. For example, he has provided large amounts of information and data support to individuals and enterprises in the fields of sewage system permits and regulation, green finance, and corporate environmental credit.
*You must bring a valid physical photo ID (national ID, driver’s license, or passport) in order to enter the Shanghai American Center. Copies or pictures of IDs will not be accepted. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to allow enough time for security screening.
*Please make sure the name used to register for the event matches the name on your ID.
*Please be aware that laptops are prohibited in the Shanghai American Center, and we are unable to provide storage.
*Press inquiries should be directed to the U.S. Consulate Shanghai Press Office.