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Air Pollution Policies foR Assesement of Integrated Strategies At regional and Local scales

Air Pollution Policies foR Assesement of Integrated Strategies At regional and Local scales

Objective

Air quality in Europe is still facing a continued wide-spread of exceedances, particularly regarding PM, NOx and O3. The 2008 Air Quality Directive requests Member States (MS) to design local and regional plans and assess their impacts on air quality and human health. MS have therefore developed and applied a wide range of modeling methods to cope with these obligations. Today, with the revision of the EU air quality policy pending, there is the need to consolidate and assess the research results in the field and to make them accessible to policy makers. This is the main aim of APPRAISAL project, split in the following objectives:
-Undertake on overall review of the methodologies used in different countries, from the simple (scenario analysis) to the more comprehensive (cost-benefit, cost-effectiveness analysis). This would include evaluating top-down and bottom-up approaches to systematically analyze their strengths and weaknesses and to identify key areas to be addressed by further research. The result would be captured in a readily updatable, user friendly relational data base.
-Design an integrated assessment (IA) modeling framework where existing components are efficiently inter-connected, produce guidelines describing the key components of best practices. A number of test cases will be explored to confirm the robustness of the guidelines in practice.
-Communicate with key stake-holders and in particular to policy-makers the state-of-the-art scientific knowledge on emission abatement assessment.
APPRAISAL includes 15 highly experienced groups working on both air quality and health impacts assessment. Partners come from all over Europe to guarantee the review process representativeness. A group of stakeholders will closely be connected to the Consortium to ensure a direct line of communication with key policy makers. APPRAISAL will contribute to improved knowledge on regional and local IA methodologies and will support the revision of EU air quality policies.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI BRESCIA

Address

Piazza Mercato 15
25121 Brescia

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 171 063,80

Participants (14)

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JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 141 992

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 122 806

SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 36 039,74

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DES RISQUES INERIS

France

EU Contribution

€ 47 763,73

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 44 726

UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 108 070

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 29 048,36

SYSTEMS RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF THE POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES IBS PAN

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 35 925,25

TERRARIA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 86 315,50

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 36 019,41

UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 36 046,16

BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 39 890,67

UMWELTBUNDESAMT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 32 316,06

AERIS EUROPE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 31 967,32

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 308395

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2012

  • End date

    31 May 2015

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 077 888,15

  • EU contribution

    € 999 990

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI BRESCIA

Italy