Air pollution and its relationship to climate change and sustainable development. Linking immediate needs with long term challenges. 'Saltsjöbaden 3'. Main conclusions


Air quality is a common issue of large concern all over the world. Threats to health and ecosystems have initiated policy measures ranging in scale from local to international. Though significant steps have been taken in many countries, the problems are not solved and are also increasing in many areas. In 2000 the Swedish .ASTA research program organised a workshop directed towards future needs in air pollution strategies in view of the recently signed Gothenburg Protocol and the corresponding process under the European Commission. The outcome of the workshop contained conclusions and recommendations which served as guidelines for further scientific and policy work. In 2004 a follow-up workshop was held, at which further developments in science and policy were evaluated in view of expected policy recommendations. The third workshop in this series was held in Gothenburg March 12-14, 2007 with 190 policymakers, scientists, experts and stakeholders attending from 35 nations. The main conclusions and recommendations from the workshop are presented in this report. The workshop was organised by the Swedish ASTA program in collaboration with The Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution, the European Commission and the ED ACCENT Network of Excellence. The Mistra Foundation, the Nordic Council of l\.1inisters and the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency contributed with financial support

Medarbetare: Peringe Grennfelt

Nyckelord: sta, air pollution, climate change

Typ: Artikel

År: 2007

Rapportnummer: A1542

Författare: Peringe Grennfelt, Lindau, Lars, Jenny Arnell

Publicerad i: ions_rev8juni.pdf, 2007