Umweltbundesamt Dessau
Air

Considerations on the Revision of the Air Quality Directive 2008/50 EU

Air quality projections, protection of ecosystems, assessment methods, monitoring concept


In preparation for the upcoming revision the German Environment Agency (UBA) from a scientific point of view has assessed the possibility to meet the proposed WHO Guidelines Levels, the applicability of improved chemical transport models and advanced monitoring methods for air quality assessment as well as concepts for a better protection of ecosystems from air pollutants. In the following we propose criteria for binding and non-binding air quality standards as well as a monitoring strategy beyond compliance checking. The considerations are based on the German situation but may be extrapolated to many other European Member States.

Series
Scientific Opinion Paper
Number of pages
28
Year of publication
Author(s)
Marion Wichmann-Fiebig
Language
English
Publisher
Umweltbundesamt
File size
1700 KB
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