WIT Press


Dealing With Air Pollution In Europe

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR080151

Volume

116

Pages

11

Page Range

137 - 147

Published

2008

Size

278 kb

Author(s)

C. Trozzi, R. Vaccaro & C. Leonardi

Abstract

Air pollution in Europe is managed and controlled through the implementation of International Conventions, dealing with global issues such as climate change, transboundary pollution and stratospheric ozone and ensuring compliance with European Legislation, regulating ambient air quality and emissions from stationary and mobile sources. In this paper a complete description of the main provisions which represent the reference legislative framework for this sector is given. Keywords: air pollution, legislation, European Union, LRTAP, UNFCC. 1 Introduction Air pollution issues cover different geographical scales: from the local level, such as the sorroundings of isolated sources or urban locations to the global one, connected to all those phenomenon which invest wider areas. For this reason air quality management requests political strategies to be carried out and implemented at local, national and international level. In Europe air pollution is managed and controlled through the implementation of International Conventions, dealing with global issues such as climate change, transboundary pollution and stratospheric ozone depletion and ensuring compliance with European Legislation, regulating ambient air quality and emissions from stationary and mobile sources. In the following paragraphs a description of the main provisions which represent the reference legislative framework for this sector is given. 2 International conventions 2.1 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) came into force on March the 21st 1994 and represents a starting point to

Keywords

air pollution, legislation, European Union, LRTAP, UNFCC.