CUHK Scholar Appointed WHO Advisor for Global Air Pollution and Health
Professor Steve Yim Hung Lam, Associate Professor of the Department of Geography and Resource Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), was recently invited to be an individual expert on the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Air Pollution and Health – Technical Advisory Group (GAPH-TAG).
The GAPH-TAG, consists of around 20 experts and scholars, provides technical guidance and input to support WHO’s efforts and work in air pollution and health issues, by reviewing and analysing the current health impact assessment methods and input data – including Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) indicators reporting – as well as interventions and policies to address the health impact of air pollution.
“I am glad to be an advisory member of GAPH-TAG to present a broad range of research and policy areas relevant to air pollution and health. It is also a milestone in my research journey as the appointment reflects recognition of my work on air quality issues internationally. My team and I will continue to contribute all our knowledge, in the joint effort with every member worldwide, to build and pursue a cleaner and healthier world through research and education,” said Professor Yim.
Professor Yim’s research interests focus on interactions between air quality and climate change, and the impacts on human health and planetary health. His team developed a Doppler Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) network system called 3DREAMS, which is the one of the few long-term LiDAR system network worldwide and the first one in Asia, to comprehensively monitor and analyse the effects of weather on ground surface and upper-level particulate matters (PMs), in particular the characteristics of transboundary air pollution.