Workshop on Review and Assessment of European Air Pollution Policies

25-27 October 2004, Gothenburg, Sweden

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Presentations from the workshop

Baseline projections
of European air quality
up to 2020

Markus Amann

New concepts and ideas in air pollution strategies

Richard Ballaman

The assessment of European control measures and the effects of non-linearities

David Fowler

Review of the RAINS Integrated Assessment Model

Peringe Grennfelt

Air Quality Management in North America

Bill Harnett

New developments on air pollution effects to ecosystems: ozone and acidification

Jean-Paul Hettelingh

Will recent scientific findings redirect policy?

Øystein Hov

Abatement programs in urban areas and their interlinkage to European strategies

Martin Lutz

European air pollution trends 1980-2010

Leonor Tarrasón

EU Thematic Strategy on Air Pollution

Matti Vainio

Assessment of health effects in an air pollution strategy

Jürgen Schneider

Cost-benefit analysis of the CAFE Programme

Mike Holland

Multi- Pollutant Multi- Effect Modelling of European Air Pollution Control Strategies - an Integrated Approach First Results

Rainer Friedrich




Written contributions and presentations to be downloaded.



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25 October

26 October

27 October

28 October

 29 October 

CAFE WG on Target Setting and Policy Assessment meeting.

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EMEP Bureau meeting

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Workshop starts

Workshop on Review and Assessment of European Air Pollution Policies

Workshop on Review and Assessment of European Air Pollution Policies

ACCENT meeting

The Programme

Open but limited to 50 persons


EASAC meeting

The Programme

Participate on invitation


EASAC meeting

Participate on invitation



Working groups themes: 


Health and environmental effects: Representation of effects in integrated assessment models. The impact of alternative abatement strategies. Needs for improvements in the underlying science.


Cost-benefit analysis - information to support decision-making for cost-effective strategies. Economic instruments.


Integrated assessment modelling. Use of the results for an European air pollution strategy. How to handle uncertainties and robustness.


"Sector issues." Factors that may significantly influence the outcome of a strategy. Clean cars and ships. Liberalisation of the energy market. Nuclear phase out and renewable energy strategies. Carbon trading. Post Kyoto. The CAP reform. Climate change.


Strategies to solve the local-urban air pollution situation. One program for clean air - local, regional and global issues under the same strategy.


Strategies to solve the hemispheric air pollution problem. Scientific relevance and policy options. One program for clean air - local, regional and global issues under the same strategy.

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Hotel rooms at the Quality Hotel 11 is automatically booked when you send in your registration to Jenny Arnell (!

Payment for rooms will be made by participants on departure! (Cost approx. (1188 sek) 130 Euro per night breakfast included.)

Costs for participation

There is no conference fee. The organisers will cover all organisational costs and meals (except breakfasts which are included in room prices) during the workshop; from afternoon coffee/tea on Monday to afternoon coffee/tea on Wednesday. The participants have to cover the costs for their rooms incl. breakfast (Cost approx. (1188 sek) 130 Euro per night).

Financial support to participants

The European Commission will through CAFE give travelling support (not accommodation) to one participant from each of the EU25 countries and may consider support to some EU accession countries (Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia)

(Please contact André Zuber ( at the CAFE team for further information.)

The CAFE support will be coordinated through the national representatives (national focal points) in CAFE Steering Group. A separate letter is sent to these representatives by the Commission CAFE team.

There are further possibilities for the organisers to give support to a limited number of participants, primarily to participants from countries with economies in transition. (Please contact IVL (

If you have any questions please contact Jenny Arnell