The topic of discussion will be oriented on: ”Assessment and management of air quality from local to global implications. Shared diagnosis.”
The morning session will involve the European network for air quality evaluation:
- → the European Environmental Agency (EEA : Air and Climate Unit / Sustainable Production and Consumption Unit) who is also in charge of EIONET (European Environment Information and Observation Network of the European Environment Agency EEA) and the topic centers air,
- → The JRC (EU Joint Research Centre / ISPRA) with its research center, the network of National Air Quality Reference Laboratories JRC /AQUILA and the European forum for air quality modeling FAIRMODE/JRC
- → EMEP (European Monitoring and Evaluation Programme) with the Task Force on Measurement and Modeling,
- → the experts of air quality evaluation on all different scales.
This session will present the latest results in terms of European air quality but focus on the existing and still needed tools for integrated assessment in order to evaluate and orient actions for Europe, the states, the territories and the cities: measurement networks on site and with satellites, emission inventories, modeling, economic and social evaluation, optimization, organization scales, governance for shared diagnosis, etc. The link with indoor air quality will be done by the French national Observatory on Indoor Air Quality.
The evaluation of the different health impacts will be tackled by the epidemiologists network APHEKOM the study REVIHAAP/OMS (Review of evidence on health aspects of air pollution) and for the indoor air quality by the European Respiratory Society. A better awareness about the link between air and health («Cleaner air for all») will develop the question about health and air pollution indicators but also their conversion into messages to protect the population and into shared diagnosis which lead to concerted actions.→ Consult the detailed draft of the agenda