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Report on Air Implementation Pilot PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 00:00
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EEA and ETC/ACM publish report on "Air Implementation Pilot - Lessons learnt from the implementation of air quality legislation at urban level".



EEA publish report following the City Air Pilot carried out between 2012 and 2013. This report describes a European pilot project to help identify and address the reasons underlying this 'gap' in implementation of air quality policy in 12 European cities, and thereby draw lessons of wider relevance.

Contributers to this report include ETC/ACM. 4sfera Innova, in partic ular, has assisted EEA in the section "Information to the public". This section remarks the following challenges for improving information to the public.

  • The presence of air quality issues in the media could be enhanced by presenting in the media the results of the reports already produced by cities, and the results of reliable and credible forecasting systems to inform the public about current and expected pollutant concentration levels,
  • The use of smartphone applications and social media websites appear to be one of the most cost-effective ways of reaching a large share of the population,
  • The adoption of a common system of indicators, with comparable indices and colour codes would make information more comparable and more understandable at the European level, and
  • According to the latest Eurostat Eurobarometer survey on the 'Attitudes of Europeans towards air quality' (EC, 2013), people across Europe increasingly consider air pollution and air quality to be important issues, and are keen to be kept well-informed about them. It is therefore important to get the public's feedback on the information provided.

Full report at http://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/air-implementation-pilot-2013