Guidance documents and other methodological materials for the implementation of the 1999 Protocol to Abate Acidification, Eutrophication and Ground-level Ozone (Gothenburg Protocol)
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Guidelines for estimation and measurement of emissions of volatile organic compounds
The 2012 amendments to the Protocol to Abate Acidification, Eutrophication and Ground-level Ozone (Gothenburg Protocol) to the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution not only introduce commitments for Parties to reduce emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), but also mandatory emission limit values for different activities in annexes VI and XI to the Protocol and the establishment of solvent management plans for activities using solvents covered by annex VI. The present document provides guidelines to measure VOCs emissions, develop solvent management plans and calculate emissions. It corresponds to the requirement in annex VI to the amended Protocol that “methods of calculation will be reflected in the guidance adopted by the Executive Body”.
Guidance Document on Emission Control Techniques for Mobile Sources
At its thirty-fifth session (Geneva, 2–4 May 2016), the Executive Body adopted the Guidance Document on Emission Control Techniques for Mobile Sources, as contained in the present document. It replaces the 1999 guidance document on control techniques for selected mobiles sources (see EB.AIR/1999/2). The document aims to provide Parties with guidance in identifying the best abatement options for mobile emission sources, with particular reference to best available techniques, so as to assist them in meeting the obligations of the 1999 Protocol to Abate Acidification, Eutrophication and Ground-level Ozone.
Guidance document on control techniques for emissions of sulphur, NOx, VOC, and particulate matter (including PM10, PM2.5 and black carbon) from stationary sources
Guidance document on economic instruments to reduce emissions of regional air pollutants
|Guidance document on national nitrogen budgets|
Nitrogen budgets (NBs) respond to the needs of policy makers and national experts to coordinate activities assessing potentially adverse nitrogen flows in and to the environment. National and international regulations require the collection of relevant information about such flows or about the resulting environmental state. The present document provides guidance to build NBs with a focus to the national scale (NNBs). The NNBs will support validation of environmental nitrogen flows (by way of identifying inconsistencies) and guide the identification of intervention points to regulate environmental nitrogen emissions or releases and to optimise N use.
|Guidance document for preventing and abating ammonia emissions from agricultural sources|
The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to the Parties to the Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution in identifying ammonia (NH3) control measures for reducing emissions from agriculture, as indicated in Annex IX of the UNECE Gothenburg Protocol to Abate Acidification, Eutrophication and Ground-level Ozone (Gothenburg protocol). The document summarizes the current knowledge of NH3 emission abatement techniques and strategies; the scientific and technical background of the techniques and strategies; the economic cost of the techniques, in terms of euro per kg of NH3 abated and any limitation and constraint with respect to the applicability of techniques.
|Guidance document on health and environmental improvements using new knowledge, methods and data|
This guidance document focuses on the adverse effects of air pollutant emissions in the base year 2005 and for the projected baseline emissions in 2020 under the amended Protocol to Abate Acidification, Eutrophication and Ground-level Ozone (Gothenburg Protocol). The document provides information on selected indicators for health and environment for countries within the geographical scope of EMEP. These indicators are chosen and assessed using the latest science of EMEP and the Working Group on Effects.
|United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Framework Code for Good Agricultural Practice for Reducing Ammonia Emissions|
The Ammonia Framework Code replaces an earlier version of the Code (EB.AIR/WG.5/2001/7) and takes account of the latest scientific knowledge and experience in ammonia abatement, as described in the recent update of the guidance document on preventing and abating ammonia emissions from agricultural sources (ECE/EB.AIR/120). Its purpose is to provide the Convention’s Parties with easily understandable information on the good practices that are necessary to reduce ammonia emissions from agricultural sources.