MEIC team published China’s emission inventories in 2019 and 2020 to assess the impact of COVID-19 on China’s emissions

The COVID-19 lockdown has reduced China’s anthropogenic emissions substantially between January and March in 2020, with the largest reductions in February. Emissions of SO2, NOx, CO, NMVOCs, and primary PM2.5 were estimated to have decreased by 27%, 36%, 28%, 31%, and 24%, respectively, in February 2020 compared to the same month in 2019.

Bo Zheng


About EAPPCAP The Evaluation of Air Pollution Prevention and Control Action Plan Dataset, EAPPCAP, is a database applied for evaluating the efficacy of China’s Air Pollution Prevention and Control Action Plan implemented 2013-2017. The EAPPCAP dataset includes gridded baseline MEIC emission inventory for China from 2013-2017. To estimate the contribution of different control measures to…