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Best practices for local and regional air quality management. Version 1.

Pisoni, E.; Guerreiro, Cristina de Brito Beirao; Namdeo, A.; Ortiz, A. G.; Thunis, P.; Janssen, S.; Ketzel, M; Wackenier, L.; Eisold, A.; Volta, M.; Nagl, C.; Monteiro, A.; Eneroth, K.; Fameli, K. M.; Real, E.; Assimakopoulos, V; Pommier, M; Conlan, B.

Publication details

Series: EUR 31097 EN

Publisher: Publications Office for the European Union

Year: 2022

ISBN: 978-92-76-53177-7

Fulltekst: data.europa.eu/doi/10.2760/993882

Summary:
FAIRMODE is the Forum for Air Quality Modeling created for exchanging experience and results from air quality modeling in the context of the Air Quality Directives (AQD) and for promoting the use of modeling for air quality assessment and management. FAIRMODE is organized in different activities and task, called cross-cutting tasks, to which representative of Member States and experts participate. Among the different activities, one is devoted to Air Quality management practices, called cross-cutting task 5 (CT5). This report is indeed based on the last activities of the FAIRMODE Cross Cutting Task 5 (CT5), focusing, in particular, on elaborating recommendations to support local, regional and national authorities in the use of modelling for the development of air quality plans, defining on how to quantify emission changes associated to a set of measures, and quantifying their impacts in terms of concentration (using an ‘impact pathway approach’ from ‘abatement measure’ to ‘emissions’ to ‘concentrations’). This is done on one side taking advantage of the results already produced by previous FAIRMODE working groups and in coordination with existing activities under other FAIRMODE CTs. On the other side, examples of best practice policies are presented, focusing on Low emission zones: with an example on Antwerp and Copenhagen, Measures on non-exhaust traffic to reduce PM, with an application on Stockholm. How to reduce ozone concentrations, with a focus on local to global contributions. How to build an air quality plan in an integrated way, with an application on Italy. How to evaluate the socio-economic impact of measures, focusing on a case study on UK. The results show how different pollutants should be tackled differently, the importance of integration among different sectoral plans (on emissions, greenhouse gases mitigation, …) and also how other dimensions of the problem (i.e. social aspects) should be considered when building air quality plans.