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Domestic wood heating is a major source of emissions of particulate matter, including black carbon (BC), and organic pollutants, such as dioxins/furans, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and benzo[a]pyrene (B(a)P), in the ECE region, resulting in poor local air quality conditions and
On the Way to Clean Air   English Russian
Protecting the Air We Breathe: 40 years of cooperation under the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution English
Working Group on Effects brochure (updated July 2018)English Russian
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By providing an intergovernmental science and policy platform for reducing air pollution and its impacts, including climate change, the Air Convention contributes to the attainment of 11 of the SDGs.EN
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
Clean Air for Life   English Russian
This updated handbook contains the Convention text and the most-up-to-date versions of all eight protocols to the Convention in their most recent amended version. The Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution was the first international legally binding instrument to deal with problems
Residential heating with wood and coal is an important source of ambient (outdoor) air pollution; it can also cause substantial indoor air pollution through either direct exposure or infiltration from outside. Evidence links emissions from wood and coal heating to serious health effects such as
The revised guidelines, as adopted by the Executive Body at its thirty-second session in December 2013 for application in 2015 and subsequent years, serve to assist Parties, through a common approach, in meeting their obligations under the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution and
The Framework Code 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
Strategies and Policies for Air Pollution AbatementThis publication presents the 2010 review prepared under the Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution based on the responses to the 2010
Health Effects of Particulate Matter This publication was prepared by the Joint WHO/Convention Task Force on Health Aspects of Air Pollution. The Task Force on Health work is coordinated by the WHO