With coordinated control being an important starting point for promoting climate change action, Qingdao has explored the most effective and economic measures to achieve carbon emission reductions and air pollution improvements. As such, the city evaluated the carbon emissions reduction potential across its inventory linked to possible control measures, as well as analysis of air pollution controls. On this basis, the coordinated control work plan and the institutional mechanisms and policy recommendations for promoting coordinated climate and air quality controls for the “14th Five-Year Plan” period were proposed.
Qingdao now promotes climate and air quality controls through systematic policy development, strengthened sharing of data, as well as the coordinated management of methods and resource allocation. The city has adopted these approaches in order to achieve air quality compliance and greenhouse gas emissions peaking aligned with high-quality growth and optimized resource allocation.