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  • SUMMARY ANALYSIS AND CONCLUSIONS ABOUT THE UNECE MEETINGS DURING THE FIRST 6 MONTHS OF 1988 CONCERNING COSTS AND BENEFITS OF THE CONTROL OF LONG RANGE TRANSBOUNDARY AIR POLLUTION

Abstract

IN THE SHORT-TERM, THE GROUP CONCLUDED, EMPHASIS SHOULD BE ON COST-EFFECTIVENESS ANALYSIS RATHER THAN COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS. THERE ARE THREE POSSIBLE MODELS : RAINS DEVELOPED BY IIASA-LAXENBURG, ACIDRAIN SUPPORTED BY THE UK DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND BICRAM OF THE BEIJER INSTITUTUTE CENTR FOR RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN YORK, UK. THE OPINION OF THE GROUP OF EXPERTS IS HEAVILY IN FAVOUR OF THE RAINS MODEL. RAINS HAS WELL-DEVELOPED SOIL, FOREST AND LAKE MODULES ON WHICH A CONTINGENT OF NORDIC SPECIALISTS COOPERATED. IN THESE AREAS NO HEALTH EFFECTS OF LONG RANGE TRANSPORT OR OF AIR POLLUTION ARE BEING FELT AND WORRY ABOUT FORESTS, LAKES AND SOIL IS MOST ACUTE. THE WORKING PARTY ON AIR POLLUTION PROBLEMS IN GENEVA, 15-17 JUNE 1988 CONSIDERED OTHER POLLUTANTS THAN SO(X) AND NO(X) (SUCH AS VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS), LOW AND COLD EMISSION SOURCES, THE EMISSION OF LONG-LIVED ORGANIC COMPOUNDS AND THE WORK PLAN FOR 1989/90 CONCERNING THESE AND RELATED TOPICS.

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Authors: BENARIE M BRETIGNY, F, BRETIGNY, F
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11863 EN (1988) MF, PP 66, ECU 4.00, BLOW-UP COPY, ECU 8.75, AVAILABILITY: EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, BP 1003, GDL
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Record Number: 1989126200100 / Last updated on: 1989-04-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en