ETC/ACM Report 7/2015: Joint Actions for Air Quality and Climate Mitigation in Europe

17 Dec 2015

The present document aims at assessing the level of awareness in Europe about joint actions to improve air quality and mitigate climate change. Background information on SLCP is provided, as well as a detailed list of measures offering cobenefits or trade-off for air quality and climate mitigation. An analysis of the situation in European countries is also performed together with selected case studies for Nordic countries.

We conclude that there is a solid body of evidence for opportunities for joint action on air quality and climate change. There are a number of international activities to foster action on SLCP, but at present only Norway has developed a concrete national action plan. The level of awareness on synergies is higher and it should be noted that most countries have identified potential synergies for air quality in their greenhouse gas mitigation plans.

Prepared by: Augustin Colette1, Elsa Réal1, Simone Schucht1, Susana López-Aparicio2, Hans Eerens3, Kees Peek4, Paul Ruyssenaars4, Cristina Guerreiro2
1Institut National de l'Environnement Industriel et des Risques (INERIS), France; 2Norwegian Institute of Air Research (NILU), Kjeller, Norway; 3Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL), The Hague/Bilthoven, The Netherlands; 4National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), The Netherlands

Published by: ETC/ACM, November 2015, 125 pp.