|Title||EU publications Best practices for local and regional air quality management|
|Organizers||Joint Research Centre (European Commission)|
|Protagonists/target group||Teachers, researchers|
|Objectives||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 in a harmonized manner between Member States. Its main objectives are:1. To provide a permanent European Forum for air quality modelers, particularly addressing model users;
2. To study and set-up a system (protocols and tools) on the quality assurance and the continuous improvement of air quality models and input data operating at different spatial scales from national to urban and local;
3. To provide guidance, support the standardization and evaluate the fitness-for-purpose of air quality models and input data, for assessing current and future air quality within the framework of implementing the EU’s Air Quality Directives;
4. To support air quality management (at the national, regional and local level) in developing and implementing plans and measures to improve air quality with efficient modelling tools;
5. To promote capacity building activities aiming at ensuring an optimum use of the proposed common methodologies and guidance and to promote good practice among the EU Member States;
6. To make recommendations on future priorities, research activities and other relevant initiatives to secure Air Quality improvements.
|Link to the source||https://op.europa.eu/s/wT9T|
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.
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’).
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.