Tianjin is one of the most polluted air quality regions in China and it is facing an uphill battle to comply with the recent Chinese Air Pollution Prevention and Control Action Plan which imposes stringent air pollution targets by the year 2017. To help meet the challenge Tianjijn’s environmental protection institutes have established training programmes to ensure that their environmental research staff are familiar with the advanced air pollution control technology and management systems that are used in the EU. Recently, 20 key researchers and directors from Tianjijn EPB and Tianjijn Academy of Environmental Sciences (TAES) attended a 3 week training programme at VITO, which consisted of lectures and site visits to leading Flemish cleantech facilities.
The environmental protection experiences of the EU introduced by VITO was very valuable for our environmental prevention work. The Photochemical Pollution Prevention Technology provided us with a really good working idea of air pollution protection and control in China.
Deputy Director General - Tianjin EPB