transboundary pollution monitoring Articles

  • Environmental negotiation and policy: the Basel Convention on transboundary movement of hazardous wastes and their disposal

    The Basel Convention was the outcome of negotiations between two primary groups: the industrialized Western countries who stood to benefit from hazardous waste exports and who already had regulations to control waste exports, and the developing countries, who believed they lacked the institutional ability to control such trade on their own terms. It was in this polarized atmosphere that ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Emissions of Atmospheric Pollutants in Europe, 1990–99

    This report presents indicators and information on air emission trends in Europe 1990–99. Atmospheric pollution contributes to several prominent environmental issues that arise due to emissions to the atmosphere (air emissions) from a variety of mainly anthropogenic (man-made) activities. This report covers air emissions that contribute to the following issues: • acidification and ...


  • Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in the European Atmosphere: An Updated Overview

    The industrial revolution and the resultant technological society have led to a continuous production and emission of new toxic substances causing gradual and widely diffuse adverse effects to the entire planet usually known as Global Environmental Changes. Climate change, ozone depletion and global distribution of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are, among other, important examples of ...


  • EMEP/EEA air pollutant emission inventory guidebook 2016

    1 Guidebook Introduction 1.1 Introduction The joint EMEP (1)/EEA Air Pollutant Emission Inventory Guidebook (the 'Guidebook'), following the 'Guidelines for Reporting Emissions and Projections Data' under the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP) (2), provides concise guidance on how ...

  • Forest Focus Monitoring Database System - Technical Report 2003 Level II Data

    Forest Focus (Regulation (EC) No 2152/20031) is a Community scheme for harmonised, broad-based, comprehensive and long-term monitoring of European forest ecosystems. It concentrates in particular on protecting forests against air pollution and fire. To supplement the monitoring system, Forest Focus stipulates the development of new instruments relating to soil monitoring, carbon sequestration, ...


  • Focus Monitoring Database System Executive Summary Report 2004 Level II Data

    This Executive Summary Report for 2004 Level II data supplements the Technical Report for the same monitoring year. It presents a concise account of the data submitted and the results obtained from validating the data. Problems encountered with a general character and particularities with significant consequence on the overall project are also included in the report. For details and technical ...


  • Forest Focus Monitoring Database System - Technical Report 2001 Level II Data

     Forest Focus (Regulation (EC) No 2152/20031) is a Community scheme for harmonised, broad-based, comprehensive and long-term monitoring of European forest ecosystems. Under this scheme the monitoring of air pollution effects on forests is carried out by participating countries on the basis of the systematic network of observation points (Level I) and of the network of observation plots for ...


  • Forest Focus Monitoring Database System - Executive Summary Report 2001 Level II Data

    This Executive Summary Report for 2001 Level II data supplements the Technical Report for the same monitoring year. It presents a concise account of the data submitted and the results obtained from validating the data. Problems encountered with a general character and particularities with significant consequence on the overall project are included in the report. For details and technical ...


  • Efforts towards setting eutrophication assessment criteria for coastal marine ecosystems

    Eutrophication of coastal marine environments is a widespread and transboundary problem necessitating consideration of measures to conserve and restore the marine environments that have been adversely affected. As of now, there exist no criteria set for eutrophication of coastal marine waters due to the difficulty to establish single national/international assessment criteria for eutrophication ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Institute IES Monthly Report: November 2007

    IES’ SCIENCE-article supports UN IPCC work IES’ CCU Unit Head F. Raes and former visiting scientist Rob Swart published an article in Science Magazine’s policy forum. Using the history of the UN Convention on Long Range Transboundary Air Pollution as analogy, they argue for requirements that are needed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to support the UNFCCC in designing of ...


  • GAW Regional Station for Atmospheric Research

    The aim of the JRC-Ispra station is to monitor the concentration of pollutants in the gas phase, the particulate phase and precipitations, as well as aerosol optical parameters, which can be used for assessing the impact of European policies on air pollution and climate change. It is particularly well suited for the participation in international monitoring programs like the Co-operative program ...


  • Forest Focus Database System - Technical Report 2004 Level II Data

    Forest Focus (Regulation (EC) No 2152/20031) is a Community scheme for harmonised, broad-based, comprehensive and long-term monitoring of European forest ecosystems. It concentrates in particular on protecting forests against air pollution and fire. To supplement the monitoring system, Forest Focus stipulates the development of new instruments relating to soil monitoring, carbon sequestration, ...


  • Annual European Community LRTAP Convention Emission Inventory 1990–2004

    1.1 Background information on the InventoryThe United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (UNECE LRTAP Convention) was ratified (approved) by the European Community in 1982. Article 2 of the convention states that 'the Contracting Parties, taking due account of the facts and problems involved, are determined to protect man and his ...

  • Managing and developing the water resources assets in kaliningrad oblast, russia in support of economic growth and environmental sustainability

    Key messages on water, growth and sustainability The water resources and the hydraulic infrastructure assets in the Kaliningrad Oblast are in a poor condition. This situation poses a direct threat to both the human and natural environments in the region. Regular flooding, polluted water bodies and inadequate water supply and sanitation provide evidence that water resources management need to be ...

  • GAW Regional Station for Atmospheric Research - 2005 Report

    The aim of the JRC-Ispra station is to monitor the concentration of pollutants in the gas phase, the particulate phase and precipitations, as well as aerosol optical parameters, which can be used for assessing the impact of European policies on air pollution and climate change. Measurements are performed in the framework of international monitoring programs like the Co-operative program for ...


  • Legislation: The New Directive on Ambient Air Quality and Cleaner Air for Europe

    Keywords: Public health, pollution control, air quality framework measures, Directive 96/62, Sixth Environmental Action Programme, Clean Air for Europe Programme, Directive 2008/50, zones and agglomerations, limit values and target values, alert thresholds, critical level, information and reporting requirements, UK Air Quality Archive, ozone, action plans, enforcement ...


  • Assessment of the Environmental Impact of Military Activities During the Yugoslavia Conflict

    1. Executive Summary Assessment Method:The study was carried out over a period of ten days by a team of expert staff from the Regional Environment Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC) and other contracted country experts. A framework was prepared by REC headquarters and the REC's country offices in the five selected countries gathered information and data. Additional ...

  • Fire alerts spike in Indonesia as risk of haze crisis returns

    Bacalah posting blog dalam Bahasa Indonesia di sini Fires are flaring up once more on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Media ...

  • Cyanide Spill at Baia Mare - Assessment Mission Report UNEP/OCHA

    Introduction On 30 January 2000, following a breach in the tailing dam of the Aurul SA Baia Mare Company, a major spill of cyanide-rich tailings waste was released into the river system near Baia Mare in north west Romania. The contaminant travelled via tributaries into the river Somes, Tisza and finally into the Danube before reaching the Black Sea. A team of international ...

  • Company concession data cannot be kept secret

    Ministers of Environment from five ASEAN countries - Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand – held the 15th Meeting of the Sub-Regional Ministerial Steering Committee (MSC) on Transboundary Haze Pollution this week to discuss measures to combat forest fires and haze in Southeast Asia. The meeting ended today with mixed results. The Ministers recommended establishing a ...

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