Tsinghua University cooperates with the team of China Emission Accounts and Datasets (CEADs), Chinese Academy of Environmental Planning of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, and other research groups, to develop MEIC database to meet the needs of global climate and air pollution research. MEIC builds a global multi-scale atmospheric emission database with long time series, high spatial and temporal resolution, and dynamic updates.
Recently, a multi-scale emission inventory reanalysis and data sharing platform independently developed by the MEIC team of Tsinghua University was launched on the MEIC website. Emission inventories from multiple research groups are shared on the Data Platform, including Tsinghua University, Peking University, Nanjing University, Jinan University, Beijing University of Technology and Shanghai Academy of Environmental Sciences.
Emission controls avoided some 870,000 deaths in China between 2002 and 2017 but further air quality improvements need energy–climate policies and changed economic structure, according to index decomposition analysis and chemical transport models.