EMEP Protocol

The 1984 Geneva Protocol on Long-term Financing of the Cooperative Programme for Monitoring and Evaluation of the Long-range Transmission of Air Pollutants in Europe (EMEP)

The Executive Body adopted the Protocol on the Long-term Financing of the Co-operative Programme for Monitoring and Evaluation of the Long-range Transmission of Air Pollutants in Europe (EMEP) in Geneva (Switzerland) on 28 September 1984.

The Protocol is an instrument for international cost-sharing of a monitoring programme which forms the backbone for review and assessment of relevant air pollution in Europe in the light of agreements on emission reduction. EMEP has three main components: collection of emission data for sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other air pollutants; measurement of air and precipitation quality; and modelling of atmospheric dispersion. At present, more than 200 monitoring stations in 40 UNECE countries participate in the programme.

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The 1984 Geneva Protocol on Long-term Financing of the Cooperative Programme for Monitoring and Evaluation of the Long-range Transmission of Air Pollutants in Europe (EMEP)

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28/01/1988