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Clean air policy under the UNECE Convention on long-range transboundary air pollution: how are monitoring results “translated” to policy action

T Johannessen   

iForest - Biogeosciences and Forestry, Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 49-50 (2009)
doi: https://doi.org/10.3832/ifor0476-002
Published: Jan 21, 2009 - Copyright © 2009 SISEF

Commentaries & Perspectives

Collection/Special Issue: Cost Action E29 Meeting 2008 - Istanbul (Turkey)
Future Monitoring and Research Needs for Forest Ecosystems
Guest Editors: Marcus Schaub (WSL, Birmensdorf, CH)


Concerning clean air policy, under the convention on long-range transboundary air pollution, the following themes are discussed: the history of observed effects; the public awareness and concern for the ecosystem health; the current scientific evidence; the development of the critical load concept, and its application for an effects-based abatement policy.

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Air pollution, Convention LRTAP, Monitoring, Critical loads

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T Johannessen
Norwegian Pollution Control Authority, P.O. Box 8100 Dep., 0032 Oslo, Norway

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T Johannessen
tor.johannessen@sft.no

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Johannessen T (2009). Clean air policy under the UNECE Convention on long-range transboundary air pollution: how are monitoring results “translated” to policy action. iForest 2: 49-50. - doi: 10.3832/ifor0476-002

Academic Editor

Marcus Schaub

Paper history

Received: Jul 19, 2008
Accepted: Dec 09, 2008

First online: Jan 21, 2009
Publication Date: Jan 21, 2009
Publication Time: 1.43 months

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