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EUMETNET, 7 th april 2005 contact : Thematic Strategy on air pollution and the revision of air quality directives - anticipating future information needs Andrej Kobe
EUMETNET, 7 th april 2005 contact : Contents Role of EC / the CAFE programme Thematic Strategy on Air Pollution Revision of Air Quality legislation Information needs Place for real-time data exchange, forecasting INSPIRE and the Shared Information System (role of EEA) Conclusions
EUMETNET, 7 th april 2005 contact : Clean Air for Europe l Provides technical basis required for the Thematic Strategy on Air Pollution l Key principles: transparency, stakeholder participation l Launched 2001 l Pillars: Science / Integrated Assessment Modelling / Cost Benefit Analysis l Thematic Strategy l Coherent, integrated policy, consistent with other actions l Assesses progress in addressing Health & Environment l Objectives (Art 7.1 of 6th Env Action Programme) l Achieving levels of AQ that do not give rise to significant negative impacts on and risks to human health and the environment l No exceedance of critical loads and levels for acidification and eutrophication l Planned to be adopted by the College (E Commissioners) in May 2005 l
EUMETNET, 7 th april 2005 contact : Loss of life expectancy
EUMETNET, 7 th april 2005 contact : Impacts 2020 – reduced average statistical life expectancy of 5.5 months due to PM and some 20,000 premature deaths – about 13% of the area of European forests where critical loads for acidification are exceeded – 40% of ecosystems area subject to unsustainable deposition levels of nutrient nitrogen; and (4) about 13% of forests area exposed to ozone above the critical level
EUMETNET, 7 th april 2005 contact : Maximum Feasible Technical Reduction
EUMETNET, 7 th april 2005 contact : T/S on Air Pollution Even MTFR does not satisfy 6EAP goals – Setting of interim objectives Community measures – Product standards (Euro V/VI, domestic heating) – Agriculture – International shipping – Revision of Air Quality legislation National/local measures – Switch to cleaner fuels – Urban Transport plans... Cost Benefit Analysis helps to determine level of ambition
EUMETNET, 7 th april 2005 contact : AQD Revision New environmental objective (PM2.5) Merging, streamlining, better regulation Information to the public (Aarhus) Monitoring & Reporting Present, future information needs? Towards a Shared Information System
EUMETNET, 7 th april 2005 contact : Public information Warnings (exceedances of alert thresholds...) Quality, up-to-date information on concentrations + supplementary info Forecasting Assessment throughout the territory: modelling! Empowering citizens : information on implementation of legislation and individual rights (limit values, right to participate in decision making...) Information on measures : plans&programmes Influencing personal behaviour European aspect – EU & Internal market : free movement of persons – Transboundary nature of air pollution
EUMETNET, 7 th april 2005 contact : Information needs (COM, EEA, MS) Commission (DG ENV) – Compliance checking (Guardian of the Treaty) – Community policy development EEA & MS – Assessment / State of Environment – Data repository at a Community Level (centralized or shared) – Forecasting (transboundary aspects) Shared competencies – Development, validation, standardisation of models – Identification of linkages (cross-media, cross-policies), non-linearities – Knowledge gaps (research) – Following progress (Inspire, GMES)
EUMETNET, 7 th april 2005 contact : Info required by AQD Measurement data + related metadata on stations, methods, QA/QC Assessment throughout the territory – GIS maps Information on plans and programmes Development (follow-up through Comitology) – From required provisional reporting (ozone) & accelerated meas. data dataflow to accessibility through SIS – Use of GMES?
EUMETNET, 7 th april 2005 contact : Shared Information System INSPIRE – main architecture for spatial data – Held by MS public authorities – Metadata, spatial data sets, services, networks – Agreements on sharing and access, coordination No reporting of data that is available through SIS Information available & used as soon as possible – Importance of QA, labelling of provisional info Start: Reportnet/CDR & EEA assistance
EUMETNET, 7 th april 2005 contact : Role of EEA Center of excellence – Provider of processed, policy relevant information – Key player for validation of data – Provider, developer of tools ( data > information ) Assessments – SoE Reports, Indicators – Follow effectiveness of policies, implementation Enhanced public access (with MS)
EUMETNET, 7 th april 2005 contact : Real-time exchange Encouraged by DG ENV, but not mandatory When ozone real-time exchange substantially covers EU, it can be a very effective replacement of currently requested provisional ozone reporting Required exchange between neighbours on elevated concentrations : facilitation through centralized exchange? By-product of INSPIRE?
EUMETNET, 7 th april 2005 contact : Forecasting An important public information component In revised AQD proposed extension of reference to forecasting to all pollutants Anticipated that forecasting would benefit from new requirements on sharing the assessment information (modelling) Need to define standard products?
EUMETNET, 7 th april 2005 contact : Conclusions Intensive negotiations in 2005 – Data exchange Group, Comitology, Co-decision Exciting future prospects – Shared Information System, INSPIRE, GMES Results – Informed, empowered, healthier public and cleaner environment – Improved policy development – More easy, more effective implementation of EU/national legislation
EUMETNET, 7 th april 2005 contact : AQD GIS maps 1 st approximation already required – Assessment throughout the territory – Classification of zones (based on monitoring, modelling) Strenghten provisions (should resolve areas of exceedances, monitoring data) Requirements: fit for purpose, not prescriptive Benefits (beside compliance check) – Links to IAM, exposure (non-threshold pollutants) – Promote harmonization (borderline), modelling – Enhanced public information