Integrated assessment for regional and local air quality policies


Exceedances of ambient air quality limit values in urban areas in Europe remain widespread, particularly for PM, NOX and O3. This is not simply a compliance issue but has significant implications for the health and well being of European citizens. In responding to such concerns, many regions have  designed air quality plans and developed integrated methodologies to assess their impacts.

With the revision of the EU air quality policy, it is vital to consolidate and assess the results of work undertaken in the field of Integrated Assessment for Air Quality and Health Impacts, and make them accessible to policy makers.

APPRAISAL focuses on answering the following questions:

  • What approaches are currently used to design and assess regional/local air quality plans ?
  • What are their strengths and weaknesses?
  • What are the future research needs to improve these approaches?

 For a quick overview, see the presentation done at GreenWeek 2013

For a more detailed overview, see the Layman's report of the project (epub), (mobi) or (pdf)