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1 Marion Wichmann-Fiebig
Clean Air for Europe Marion Wichmann-Fiebig European Commission DG Environment, Unit C1

2 Contents 1. Major AQ Objectives 2. AQ Policy So Far 3. The CAFE Programme 4. Co-Operation and Stakeholder Involvement 5. Thematic Strategy

3 1. Major AQ Objectives (1) The pollutants of greatest current concern are particulate matter, ozone and deposition particulate matter causes premature deaths there does not appear to be any no-effects threshold relevant metrics (PM10, PM2.5, number of particles) have yet to be decided

4 1. Major AQ Objectives (2) ozone also effects human health and vegetation being a secondary pollutant abatement strategies for ozone must address precursors exceedences of long term objectives must be expected for foreseeable future via deposition heavy metals may enter the food chain and affect drinking water

5 1. Major AQ Objectives (3) transboundary transport is important for ozone and small PM fractions local AQ is affected by larger PM fractions and urban ozone plumes deposition affects the local environment but also has a transboundary character

6 Air quality limit or target values
2. AQ Policy So Far (1) Air quality limit or target values SO2, NOx, PM10, lead CO, benzene ozone National emission ceilings SO2, NOx, VOC, NH3 to combat acidification, eutrophication and ozone pollution

7 Emission limits and product standards in other sectors
2. AQ Policy So Far (2) Auto oil programmes vehicle emission and fuel quality standards Emission limits and product standards in other sectors IPPC, LCPs, solvents

8 3. The CAFE Programme (1) Technical Analysis - gathering scientific information Implementation and review of existing legislation Effective links with sectoral emission policy Develop thematic strategy by 2004/5 Dissemination and policy advice

9 3. The CAFE Programme (2) Technical Analysis
indicators and targets based on scientific evidence emission inventories, AQ assessment, AQ and emission projections, cost-effectiveness studies, integrated assessment modelling need to strengthen links between policy and research

10 Implementation and Review
3. The CAFE Programme (3) Implementation and Review in accordance with legal obligations but also looking beyond established policy Sectoral and Source-specific strategies LCPs, vehicle emissions, IPPC, VOC/solvents sectoral integration two-way information flow with CAFE

11 3. The CAFE Programme (4) Strategy development Dissemination
specific goal to develop thematic strategy by 2004/5 need to constantly reevaluate priorities and instruments Dissemination public information is seen as high priority data and reports accessible via the internet

12 4. Co-operation and Stakeholder Involvement (1)
UN/ECE - CLRTAP need for strategic and technical co-operation input with regard to effects on vegetation ozone level I/II, deposition WHO WHO AQ guidelines are fundamental input agreement on review of guidelines

13 4. Co-operation and Stakeholder Involvement (2)
Steering Group Member States, Accession Candidate Countries, NGOs advice on CAFE strategy Working Groups Implementation PM review Target Setting and Policy Assessment

14 5. Thematic Strategy CAFE will lead to thematic strategy in 2004/5 in-depth review of legislation and policy public availability of data and indicators results of analysis on required measures proposals for new AQ standards and NECs report on measures to reduce emissions

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