An integrated assessment of two decades of air pollution policy making in Spain: Impacts, costs and improvements

Vedrenne, Michel and Borge García, Rafael and Lumbreras Martin, Julio and Conlan, Beth and Rodríguez Hurtado, María Encarnación and Andrés Almeida, Juan Manuel de and Paz Martín, David de la and Pérez Rodríguez, Javier and Narros Sierra, Adolfo (2015). An integrated assessment of two decades of air pollution policy making in Spain: Impacts, costs and improvements. "Science of the Total Environment", v. 527 ; pp. 351-361. ISSN 0048-9697. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.05.014.

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Title: An integrated assessment of two decades of air pollution policy making in Spain: Impacts, costs and improvements
Author/s:
  • Vedrenne, Michel
  • Borge García, Rafael
  • Lumbreras Martin, Julio
  • Conlan, Beth
  • Rodríguez Hurtado, María Encarnación
  • Andrés Almeida, Juan Manuel de
  • Paz Martín, David de la
  • Pérez Rodríguez, Javier
  • Narros Sierra, Adolfo
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Science of the Total Environment
Date: 2015
ISSN: 0048-9697
Volume: 527
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: integrated assessment model, Sapin, decision suport, air pollution
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Química Industrial y del Medio Ambiente
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

This paper analyses the effects of policy making for air pollution abatement in Spain between 2000 and 2020 under an integrated assessment approach with the AERIS model for number of pollutants (NOx/NO2, PM10/PM2.5, O3, SO2, NH3 and VOC). The analysis of the effects of air pollution focused on different aspects: compliance with the European limit values of Directive 2008/50/EC for NO2 and PM10 for the Spanish air quality management areas; the evaluation of impacts caused by the deposition of atmospheric sulphur and nitrogen on ecosystems; the exceedance of critical levels of NO2 and SO2 in forest areas; the analysis of O3-induced crop damage for grapes, maize, potato, rice, tobacco, tomato, watermelon and wheat; health impacts caused by human exposure to O3 and PM2.5; and costs on society due to crop losses (O3), disability-related absence of work staff and damage to buildings and public property due to soot-related soiling (PM2.5). In general, air quality policy making has delivered improvements in air quality levels throughout Spain and has mitigated the severity of the impacts on ecosystems, health and vegetation in 2020 as target year. The findings of this work constitute an appropriate diagnosis for identifying improvement potentials for further mitigation for policy makers and stakeholders in Spain.

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Item ID: 40439
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/40439/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:40439
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.05.014
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969715300735
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 12 May 2016 10:53
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2017 17:16
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