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Strategies and Policies for the Abatement of Air Pollution

Information on strategies and policies for the abatement of air pollution is collected under the Convention to better understand how Parties implement their obligations and to facilitate an exchange of experiences and a mutual learning process. To monitor policies and strategies, the Working Group on Strategies and Review (WGSR) has been requested by Executive Body decision 2013/2 to invite Parties to report at WGSR sessions on strategies, policies and measures employed to implement obligations under any of the Protocols to the Convention and to devote time to policy discussions related to the design and implementation of different regulatory, voluntary, economic or other measures relating to air pollution.

For information about specific abatement measures, please check the Task Force on Techno-Economic Issues Clearing House

Questionnaire on Strategies and Policies

Previously, strategies and policies were monitored through two questionnaire exercises that were sent to Parties every two and four years, respectively, until 2010. Read more

Reporting by Parties on Strategies and Policies

Experience related to

Country

Year

Convention

(general)

SOx-1

Protocola

NOx

Protocolb

VOCs

Protocolc

SOx-2

Protocold

HM 

Protocole

POPs

Protocolf

Gothenburg

Protocolg

Albania

2015,

2016,

2016

x

x

x

[x] (VOC, PM)

Armeniah

2014

x

Austria

2014,

2014

x

x

[x] (NOx, VOCs, PM)

Azerbaijanh

2014,

2015,

2016,

2016

x

[x]

[x]

Belarusi

2013

x

[x]

[x]

[x]

Belgium

2013,

2014

x

x

x

x (SOx, NOx, VOCs)

Canada

2016,

2016,

2016

x

x

x

[x]

x

x

x

 [x]

Croatia

2014,

2015,

2015

x

x

x

x

x

x (SOx, NOx, VOCs, NH3, PM)

Czechia

2014

x

x

x

x

x (PAH)

x (SOx, NOx, VOCs, PM)

Denmark

2013,

2016

x (NH3)

Estonia

2016,

2016

x (PAH)

[x] (PM)

European Union

2013,

2014,

2015,

2015,

2016

x

x

x

x

x (SOx, NOx, PM)

Finland

2016,

2016

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

France

2014,

2016

x

x (SOx, NOx, VOC, NH3, PM)

Georgiah

2014,

2015

x

[x]

[x]

[x] (PAH)

[x]

Germany

2013

x (PM)

Hungary

2014,

2016

x

x

x (PAH)

x (SOx, PM)

Ireland

2013

x

Italy

2014

x (PAH)

Kazakhstanh

2014

[x]

[x]

[x]

Kyrgyzstanh

2014,

2015,

2016,

2016

Lithuania

2015

x

x

x

x (SOx, NOx, VOCs, NH3, PM)

Luxembourg

2016,

2016

x

x

Montenegro

2015

x

Norway

2013,

2014

x

x (NOx, PM)

Poland

2014,

2015,

2015,

2016

[x]

x

[x]

[x]

[x] (SOx, NOx, VOCs, NH3, PM)

Portugal

2016,

2016

x (SOx, NOx, VOCs, NH3, PM)

Republic of Moldova

2014,

2016

[x]

[x]

x

x

[x] (SOx)

Russian Federation

2016,

2016

x

x

x

Serbia

2013,

2014,

2015,

2015

x (Pb)

x

[x] (SOx, NOx, VOCs, PM)

Slovakia

2015,

2015

x

x (PCDD/PCDF)

x (SOx, NOx, VOCs, PM)

Spain

2014,

2014

x

x (Hg)

x (NOx, PM)

Sweden

2016,

2016

x

x

Switzerland

2013,

2013,

2014,

2016,

2016

x

x

x (NOx, VOC, NH3, PM)

Tajikistanh

2014

[x]

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

2013,

2014

x

x

x

x

x

x

x (SOx, NOx, VOCs)

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

2014

x (NH3)

Ukraineh

2013,

2014,

2014

2014

[x]

[x] (VOCs, NH3)

United States of America

2013,

2014,

2014

x

x

x (SOx, NOx, VOCs, PM)

Uzbekistanh

2014

[x]

Abbreviations: Cd = cadmium; NH3 = ammonia; Pb = lead; PCDD/PCDF =polychlorinated dibenzodioxins/ polychlorinated dibenzofurans.

Notes: x indicates that the Party reported under the instrument in question; [x] indicates that the country reported, but is not a party to the instrument in question. 

a  1985 Protocol on the Reduction of Sulphur Emissions or their Transboundary Fluxes by at least 30 per cent.

b  1988 Protocol concerning the Control of Nitrogen Oxides or their Transboundary Fluxes.

c  1991 Protocol concerning the Control of Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds or their Transboundary Fluxes.

d  1994 Protocol on Further Reduction of Sulphur Emissions.

e  1998 Protocol on Persistent Organic Pollutants and its 2009 amended version.

f  1998 Protocol on Heavy Metals and its 2012 amended version.

g  1999 Protocol to Abate Acidification, Eutrophication and Ground-level Ozone and its 2012 amended version.

h  Report in the framework of a special session for countries from Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia at the 51st and 52nd sessions of the Working Group on Strategies and Review.

i  This presentation covered experiences and challenges faced by countries in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia more generally, while highlighting specific examples from Belarus.

For information about specific abatement measures, please check the Task Force on Techno-Economic Issues Clearing House