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Influence of Urbanization on Emissions Worldwide 18-20 November 2015 Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

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Quantification of chemical emissions into the air is a key step in explaining observed variability and trends in atmospheric composition and in attributing these observed changes to their causes on local to global scales. Accurate emissions data are necessary to identify feasible controls that reduce adverse impacts associated with air quality and climate, to track the success of implemented policies, and to estimate future impacts. GEIA is a community effort that builds bridges between environmental science and policy, by bringing together people, data, and tools to create and communicate the highest quality information about emissions. GEIA seeks to enhance access to emissions data, facilitate analysis to improve the scientific basis for emissions information, and strengthen the emissions community.

GEIA 2015 Conference - Program, Registration, Visas, Hotels


17th GEIA Conference

Influence of Urbanization on Emissions Worldwide

18-20 November 2015

Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

This 17th GEIA Conference will explore the implications of urbanization on the characterization and analysis of anthropogenic and natural emissions and their environmental and societal impacts at local to global scales.  The Conference will aim to understand how recent measurement advancements, developments in emissions process understanding, and progress in interpreting past emissions trends and projecting future emissions are helping to inform critical societal issues, particularly those related to urbanization.  

Conference Web Site


Draft Conference Program


Registration and Fees

To register for the Conference, please send an email to Paulette Middleton, paulette@panoramapathways.net with the following information: your name, institution/company, country and email address.

Please note that you will need to pay 600 Chinese Yuan (approximately = US$94 = 83 Euros) in cash when you arrive at the conference.  This fee helps cover the basic conference expenses, including the cost of lunches, breaks and an evening reception.

Visas for China - Invitation

China requires a visa for travelers from all countries, except Japan, Singapore and Brunei (as long as you stay in China no longer than 15 days).  To obtain a visa you will need an invitation letter from Tsinghua University.  The University requires the following information for the letter:  your full name, passport number, gender, date of birth, nationality, your title, affiliation, and address.   To obtain an invitation letter, please send this information to Paulette Middleton, paulette@panoramapathways.net
It is advisable to check with your country’s embassy to confirm whether a visa is needed for your travel to China.

Conference Hotels

There are two hotels with special rates for the GEIA conference:

1. Holiday Inn Beijing Haidian

Hotel web site: http://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/beijing/pegsh/hoteldetail 

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/gQtxJ

Conference reservation instructions: Fill in the reservation form and send the form by email (reservations@hibeijinghaidian.com) or by fax (+86-10-82361500) to the hotel. The reservation will be confirmed by email in one day. The conference rate applies November 14 - 23.

2. XiJiao Hotel

Hotel web site: http://www.xijiao-hotel.com.cn

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/5bKtF

Conference reservation instructions: Reserve online at http://www.xijiao-hotel.com.cn. Choose the language you use and complete the 'Reservation' table. Then click 'Search'. Remember to enter 'GEIA' as 'RSV Code' in the pop-up page and click 'Search' again. The rate plan should show '2015 GEIA CONFERENCE' and the average rate is the special rate for conference participants, which applies November 16 - 22. 

Note that the conference rates at both hotels will increase after October 14.


GEIA 2015 Conference Organizing Committee: 

Paulette MiddletonGreg FrostLeonor TarrasonQiang Zhang, and Yuxuan Wang


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