Presentation on theme: "Project for support of the participation of West Balkan countries in the work of the EEA Wim Mol European Topic Centre on Air pollution and Climate change."— Presentation transcript:
Project for support of the participation of West Balkan countries in the work of the EEA Wim Mol European Topic Centre on Air pollution and Climate change Mitigation (ETC/ACM)
WB workshop 28-29 Nov. 2011 Bar Montenegro 2 Contents ETC/ACM Support on Air Quality –Focus on Exchange of Information Decision under the Air Quality Directive 2008/50/EC Support on Air Emissions –Focus on reporting of air pollutants under the National Emission Ceiling Directive 2001/81/EC; and greenhouse gases under the EU Monitoring Mechanism 280/2004/EC
WB workshop 28-29 Nov. 2011 Bar Montenegro 3 ETC/ACM European Topic Centre on Air pollution and Climate change Mitigation Consortium of 10 Institutes under contract of EEA Framework Partnership Agreement 1 Jan. 2011 – 31 Dec. 2013 (maybe extension to 2014) Subjects: Air Quality Emissions air and climate Energy (durable/renewable) Transport (emissions, concentrations/impacts) Coherence air & climate
WB workshop 28-29 Nov. 2011 Bar Montenegro 4 ETC/ACM RIVM NL Leading institute Partners: UBA-Vienna AT AEA-Technology UK Oeko-Institut GE NILU NO Emisia (Uni Thessaloniki) GR INERIS FR PBL NL CHMI CZ CSIC/IDAEA ES
WB workshop 28-29 Nov. 2011 Bar Montenegro 5 ETC/ACM Specific project for the participation of West Balkan Countries in the work of the European Environment Agency 2009-2011 (second IPA Program). March – November 2011 Aim: strengthen current cooperation in the field of air emissions and air quality
WB workshop 28-29 Nov. 2011 Bar Montenegro 6 Support on Air Quality Two workshops, both in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Training provided by RIVM and CHMI Participating WB countries: –Albania –Bosnia and Herzegovina –Croatia –Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia –Kosovo under UNSCR1244/99 –Montenegro –Serbia
WB workshop 28-29 Nov. 2011 Bar Montenegro 7 Support on Air Quality Aim first (kick-off) workshop (June 2011): To obtain a comprehensive overview of the state of play and the developments of AQ in the near future and to identify problems and issues for further support Issues discussed: national monitoring and AQ reporting systems regular AQ data exchange
WB workshop 28-29 Nov. 2011 Bar Montenegro 8 Support on Air Quality Presentations WB countries on: –Current status AQ monitoring and reporting –Institutional arrangements –Quality aspects AQ data monitoring –Dataflows and reporting –Options for improvement –How can EEA & ETC/ACM help?
WB workshop 28-29 Nov. 2011 Bar Montenegro 9 Support on Air Quality General findings: Institutional issues: –Responsibilities at different ministeries/ organisations; –AQ networks: strengthen organisation; –budget for maintenance and/or extension AQ networks; –Invest in sufficient trained staff for full cycle (from monitoring to AQ assessment); Content issues: –Strenghthen QA/QC (validation) on AQ stations
WB workshop 28-29 Nov. 2011 Bar Montenegro 10 Support on Air Quality General findings (ctd): –Participation in AQUILA (scientific network AQ measurements) and FAIRMODE (modeling network) would help build up capacities; –Work on a central database for AQ data; –Work towards automatic data transfer from AQ stations.
WB workshop 28-29 Nov. 2011 Bar Montenegro 11 Support on Air Quality Most of the (institutional) issues to be dealt with on national and EU level (e.g. twinning projects); ETC/ACM support under this IPA project: –Improve/extend AQ reporting (EoI, Questionnaire, NRT and SOR); –Principles on data quality procedures.
WB workshop 28-29 Nov. 2011 Bar Montenegro 12 Support on Air Quality Second workshop (October 2011): Same participants; Main issues: –AQ Data quality (data quality objectives, legislation, QA/QC procedures of AQ monitoring data); –Hands-on training DEM (Data Exchange Module for the EoI)
WB workshop 28-29 Nov. 2011 Bar Montenegro 13 Support on Air Quality Potential issues for support next year(s): Further build up capacities, e.g. by strengthening participation in AQUILA and FAIRMODE; Provide support on filling in AQ Questionnaire; Strengthen participation in NRT (Near Real Time porting) and improvement Summer Ozone Reporting; Extra DEM training and support QA/QC procedures for some countries just starting AQ reporting
WB workshop 28-29 Nov. 2011 Bar Montenegro 14 Support on Air Emissions RENA workshop 16-17 Nov. in Tirana: –training on Greenhouse gases, use of CRF Reporter. Workshop for all WB countries, 24-25 Nov. in Bar: –training on compilation, reporting of AE inventories, transparency and documentation; –EMEP/EEA review process of AE inventories; –estimation and reporting of emissions from agriculture sector 2 Experts (Serbia and Montenegro) participated in Stage 3 (in depth) review of Emission Inventory Reports, June, Copenhagen
WB workshop 28-29 Nov. 2011 Bar Montenegro 15 Support on Air Emissions General findings: Institutional issues: –strengthen organisation: most participants little experienced in emission inventory work Content issues –Experiences and plans on aspects of emission inventories and reporting were discussed. Some countries use CollectER; others consider start using CollectER;
WB workshop 28-29 Nov. 2011 Bar Montenegro 16 Support on Air Emissions General findings, ctd: Usefull exchange of experiences, welcomed by all participants. Recommendation to participants: check and use available literature (IPCC guidelines, EMEP/EEA guidebook);
WB workshop 28-29 Nov. 2011 Bar Montenegro 17 Support on Air Emissions Potential issues for support next year(s): Organize regional workshops more frequently (former workshop was in 2008); Consider hands on training on CollectER for the WB countries Participation in review activities helps building up experiences