Introduction and Aim
Air pollution and its health impacts, in particular from particulate matter resulting from transport sectors, are considered to be the most important challenges facing sustainable development in EU and accession countries.
The objectives of the Thematic Strategy (“Thematic Strategy on air pollution”, Brussels 21.9.2005) is to provide a specific contribution towards “levels of air quality that do not give rise to significant impacts on, and risks to human health and the environment”. This means no exceedance of critical loads and levels for the natural environment, and a safe level (if one exists) of population exposure for pollutants as particulate matter and ground level ozone. Given its huge health impact, PM is the first priority of the European Commission’s thematic strategy on air pollution.
From a cost-benefit analysis the European Commission has concluded that taking no further action is not an option. At the same time, fighting PM is an extremely complex issue for policy making, because PM comprises a multitude of primary and secondary components a multitude of sources, each with potentially different health impacts. The workshop will lead to a guidance publication to define the state of the art and the research gaps on non-exhaust emission from road transport.he strategic goal is to provide guidance to drive future research towards an improved understanding on the relationship between emissions, concentrations, exposure and health impact and on the effectiveness of potential remediation measures in the urban environment.
More specifically the debate will be divided in four main sessions on air pollution from non-exhaust emissions:
- Measurements and emission estimates
- Health effects
- Mitigation measures
We cordially invite all experts to attend the workshop and participate actively. We look forward to meeting you next July in Barcelona.
Yours sincerely, Fulvio Amato (Chairman)
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- “Before workshop dates, a preliminary survey was sent to all participants posing 10 questions about non-exhuast emissions from road traffic in order to identify common visions and possible disagreements. The results of this questionnaire are now available”.
- Roy Harrison (CV): Approaches to the Quantification of Non-Exhaust Emissions from Road Traffic
- Robert Gehrig: Wear and Resuspension Particles from Road Traffic – Sources and Emission Factors
- Wolfgang Hafner: CMA, an Important Contribution to Improve Air Quality in the City of Klagenfurt in Austria
- Xavier Querol (CV): Urban Air Quality: from Ultrafine to Coarse Particles
- Xavier Guinart (CV): Air Quality Plan in the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona. Current Gaps
- Flemming Cassee (CV): How Hazardous are Wear Particles?
- Frank Kelly: Exhaust Versus Non-Exhaust PM Toxicity: the London Experience
- Martijn Schaap: Capturing Road Dust in a Regional Model. Experiences with LOTOS-EUROS and Challenges
- Magdalena Jozwicka: The Art of non-exhaust Emission Inventorying and Application in Scientific Studies
- Mats Gustafsson: Non-Exhaust Particles from Road Traffic: the Nordic Experience
- Andre Prevot: Examples of Using PM10/PM2.2 Monitoring and RDI-Synchroton-XRF Data to Asses Coarse PM Sources
- Dossier: Urban Air Quality: The challenge of non-exhaust road transport emissions
- Summary (in catalan): Experts europeus demanen als polítics que financin i posin a la seva agenda la contaminació ambiental
- Press release 13.7.2012 (in catalan)
- Council Directive 2008/50/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2008 on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe
- Air Quality in Europe 2012 report EEA
- WHO Air quality guidelines for particulate matter, ozone, nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide. Global update 2005. Summary of risk assessment
- WHO, 2013. Review of evidence on health aspects of air pollution – REVIHAAP Project Technical Report
- The contribution of transport to air quality-TERM 2012. Transport indicators tracking progress towards environmental targets in Europe