Han-Shi Chen1, Kei-Iong Tam1, Yu-Lin Zhao2, Lan Yuan3, Weiyi Wang4, Merrisa Lin5, Pen-Chi Chiang This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.1 

1 Graduate Institute of Environmental Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei 10673, Taiwan
2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei 10673, Taiwan
3 Department of Information Communication, Yuan Ze University, Taoyuan 32003, Taiwan
4 International Business, College of Management, Yuan Ze University, Taoyuan 32003, Taiwan
5 Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA

Received: November 1, 2022
Revised: February 27, 2023
Accepted: March 10, 2023

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Chen, H.S., Tam, K.I., Zhao, Y.L., Yuan, L., Wang, W., Lin, M., Chiang, P.C. (2023). Development of Environmental Action Plans for Adaptation to Climate Change: A Perspective of Air Quality Management. Aerosol Air Qual. Res. https://doi.org/10.4209/aaqr.220377


  • Impacts of climate change on air quality are summarized.
  • Climate change adaptation plans concerning air (CCAP-Air) are reviewed.
  • Key strategies on CCAP-Air are proposed.
  • Priority actions based on NBS are suggested.


The impacts of climate change on air quality (tropospheric ozone pollution, particulate matter pollution, atmospheric deposition effect, and extreme weather events) greatly threaten most creatures on the earth who need to breathe fresh and non-toxic air. To respond to the impacts of climate change concerning air, many countries have proposed corresponding adaptation plans to reduce these impacts. In this study, a Climate Change Adaptation Plan concerning Air (CCAP-Air) is proposed based on the summary of policies and strategies in developed countries (United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, and Australia), where five main strategies were suggested, including integrating the impacts of climate change on air quality into legislation, developing models to simulate the impacts of climate change on air quality, incorporating nature-based solutions into air quality management, considering AIoT (Artificial Intelligence Internet of Things) into climate change monitoring and governance, and establishing green finance system for tackling climate change. The CCAP-Air proposed in the current work provides insights for countries and regions to solve climate change challenges with respect to air quality management.

Keywords: Climate Change Adaptation Plan concerning Air (CCAP-Air), Climate and air quality models, AIoT, Nature-Based Solution (NBS), Green finance

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