strategy

Promoting research and development in transboundary air pollution control

Context:

Where knowledge is insufficient, the results of specific research programmes can become the basis for appropriate policies in the future. When several states have a common need for research, cost advantages accrue from undertaking it at the regional level, provided the results are effectively disseminated.

Implementation:

The [Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution] aims to protect man and his environment against air pollution and to endeavour to limit and, as far as possible, gradually reduce and prevent air pollution, including long-range transboundary air pollution.

The Convention promotes cooperation in the conduct of research into, and/or development of: (i) Existing and proposed technologies for reducing emissions of sulphur compounds and other major air pollutants, including technical and economic feasibility, and their environmental consequences; (ii) Instrumentation and other techniques for monitoring and measuring emission rates and ambient concentrations of air pollutants; (iii)Improved models for better understanding of the transmission of long-range transboundary air pollutants; (iv)The effects of sulphur compounds and other major air pollutants on human health and the environment, including agriculture, forestry, materials, aquatic and other natural ecosystems and visibility, with a view to establishing a scientific basis for dose/effect relationships designed to protect the environment.

Subjects:
Promotion
Pollution
Research
Frontiers
Control
Development
Type Classification:
G: Very Specific strategies