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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.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/environmental sciences/pollution

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2012-one-stage
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

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)

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 141 992
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 122 806
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 36 039,74
Address
Latokartanonkaari 11
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DES RISQUES INERIS
France
EU contribution
€ 47 763,73
Address
Parc Technologique Alata
60550 Verneuil En Halatte
Activity type
Research Organisations
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 44 726
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 108 070
Address
Campus Universitário De Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 29 048,36
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
SYSTEMS RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF THE POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES IBS PAN
Poland
EU contribution
€ 35 925,25
Address
Ul. Newelska 6
01 447 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
TERRARIA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 86 315,50
Address
Via Melchiorre Gioia 132
20125 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 36 019,41
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 36 046,16
Address
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 39 890,67
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
UMWELTBUNDESAMT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 32 316,06
Address
Woerlitzer Platz 1
06844 Dessau-rosslau
Activity type
Research Organisations
AERIS EUROPE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 31 967,32
Address
Church Lane Strouds
RH17 7AY Horsted Keynes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)