ETC/ATNI Report 3/2019: Noise exposure scenarios in 2020 and 2030 outlooks for EU 28

The calculated projections show that the number of people exposed to high noise levels would increase in all noise sources (roads, railways and aircraft noise) except for industries inside agglomerations by 2020 (short term scenario). Prediction of exposure values for Lnight follow the same pattern obtained with the calculations for Lden in short and mid-term scenario. Specific findings concerning projections for road traffic noise exposure , rail traffic noise exposure and the aviation sector exposure have been analysed, based on the assumption that current policies and planned objectives related to population and transport trends will be achieved and implemented, as well as land use change projections corresponding to a baseline or reference scenario

28 Jun 2019

Nuria Blanes, Anna Marin, Maria José Ramos

Prepared by: Núria Blanes, Anna Marín and Maria José Ramos, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

This report summarizes the estimated trend projection of noise population exposed to both Lden and Lnight indicators above the END thresholds to the future 2020 (short term) and 2030 (mid-term) years across the EU-28 in at unchanged policies scenario. Data of population exposed at the different noise bands (dB) by each source (i.e. road, rail, air, and industry), distinguishing between urban and rural population have been aggregated both at country level and summarized at EU28 level, both for Lden and Lnight exposure values.