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ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMME FOR EUROPE - Working Group on Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

EECCA Air Pollution Monitoring and Emission Inventories in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia Russian

The Working Group organized a Workshop on Interaction between Air-Quality Monitoring and Air-Protection Strategies in Countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia on 11 June 2007 in Geneva.

Workshop documentation


The reporting process for the pan-European environmental assessment reports identified important gaps across specific monitoring areas. Air pollution is among the areas where there are the biggest gaps in data availability across the subregion of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA).

The Working Group in 2002, discussed participation of EECCA countries in international air pollution monitoring and assessment networks English Français Русский.

As a follow up and with the support by the EU/Tacis funds, the Working Group in 2003 developed recommendations to strengthen the capacity of EECCA countries on practical ways and means to:

  • Develop or improve air pollution inventories
  • Establish monitoring stations
  • Apply measurement techniques and emission modelling for major pollutants
  • Comply with their data collection and reporting obligations under the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution.

Workshops on air emissions inventory and atmospheric air pollution monitoring and modelling took place in Almaty, Kazakhstan:

National workshops (26-28 May 2003, Almaty)
Agenda Русский
Workshop report English Русский.

International meetings (8-10 October 2003, Almaty)

Agenda English  Русский.
Meetings report English Русский.
Report for KazakhstanEnglish Русский.
Recommendations for the EECCA countries - new parties to the CLRTAP English Русский.

In 2006 the Working Group started the appraisal of air quality monitoring in EECCA countries to advise them on expanding, upgrading and optimizing these networks, taking into account international requirements, guidelines and experiences. A review was prepared to describe the current EECCA networks and comparing these with monitoring carried out in the European Union and the United States. English Русский

For further information: monitoring.wgem@unece.org