From acid rain to climate change

Reis S, Grennfelt P, Klimont Z, Amann M, ApSimon H, Hettelingh J-P, Holland M, LeGall A-C, et al. (2012). From acid rain to climate change. Science 338 (6111): 1153-1154. DOI:10.1126/science.1226514.

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Abstract

Updated air pollution science and policies address human health, ecosystem effects, and climate change in Europe.

The Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP) under the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) was established in 1979 to control damage to ecosystems and cultural heritage from acid rain, initially in Europe. Extended by eight protocols, most recently the Gothenburg Protocol (GP) signed in 1999, it has been key for developing cross-border air pollution control strategies over the UNECE region, which includes the United States and Canada. We describe how recent amendments to the GP reflect improved scientific knowledge on pollution, environmental relations, and links between regional air pollution and global climate change...

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: Air Quality & Greenhouse Gases (AIR)
Mitigation of Air Pollution (MAG)
Bibliographic Reference: Science; 338(6111):1153-1154 (30 November 2012)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:46
Last Modified: 20 May 2016 07:25
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/9850

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