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Assessing the effectiveness of EU policy in reducing air pollutants

Access to new resource related to reducing global air pollution added to PMWL

Resource provided by Sagar Gogate

20 August 2019 – Mumbai, India – Access to a new resource has been added to the PM World Library (PMWL) related to reducing air pollution. The new resource is titled “Assessing the effectiveness of EU policy on large combustion plants in reducing air pollutant emissions”. It was published on European Environment Agency website in June 2019 and was authored by Mihai Tomescu and Daniel Martin-Montalvo Alvarez.

This report is an assessment of the European policy on combustion plants. It examines the relevance and effectiveness of EU policy and Large Combustion Plants Directive(LCPD; Directive 2001/80/EC (EU, 2001a)), in reducing industrial emissions of sulphur dioxide(SO2), Nitrogen Oxides(NOx) and dust. Emissions from large industrial sources remained among the most significant releases of the three above mentioned pollutants SO2, NOx and dust. However during LCPD timeframe, a substantial reduction in LCP (Large Combustion Plant) emission was achieved.

The report deals with the five key aspects of policy evaluation, i.e. relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, coherence and European value added, while the focus of the analysis stays on effectiveness. Chapter 1 of the report gives the background to the LCPD and the policy evaluation questions. Chapter 2 outlines the methodology followed. Chapter 3 presents the main findings of the report and Chapter 4 addresses the questions identified after considering the findings in the evaluation.

To access this new resource, go to the “Solving Global Problems” section of the library at click on “Clean Air – Pollution Reduction”, scroll down to resource. Must be a registered Free Trial, Student or full member and logged-in to access.

This new resource provided through the PMWL university research internship program; to learn more, click here