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World Environment Day 2019, theme is air pollution

5 June 2019

143 countries take part in World Environment Day, an environmental awareness day run by the United Nations. The aim of the day is to raise awareness of the environment and specific environmental issues. 

This year the theme is air pollution, with many people dying each year from its effects on the human body. As stated on the United Nations World Environment Day website ‘World Environment Day 2019 will urge governments, industry, communities, and individuals to come together to explore renewable energy and green technologies, and improve air quality in cities and regions across the world.’

EURAMET is proud to support joint research projects, through the European Metrology Research Programmes, EMRP and EMPIR, that develop measurement capabilities and provide input to international standards across many scientific and technical areas. Projects contributing towards improvements in air quality include:

Projects scheduled to start imminently:

Currently running projects:

  • <link research-innovation search-research-projects details>Metrology for air pollutant emissions (16ENV08, IMPRESS 2)
  • <link research-innovation search-research-projects details>Aerosol metrology for atmospheric science and air quality (16ENV08, AEROMET)

Completed projects:

  • <link research-innovation search-research-projects details>Metrology for chemical pollutants in air (ENV01, MACPoll)
  • <link research-innovation search-research-projects details>Emerging requirements for measuring pollutants from automotive exhaust emissions (ENV02, PartEmission)
  • <link research-innovation search-research-projects details>Spectral reference data for atmospheric monitoring (ENV06, EUMETRISPEC)
  • <link research-innovation search-research-projects details>Traceability for mercury measurements (ENV51, MeTra)
  • <link research-innovation search-research-projects details>Metrology for high impact greenhouse gases (ENV52, HIGHGAS)
  • <link research-innovation search-research-projects details>Metrology for VOC indicators in air pollution and climate change (ENV56, KEY-VOCs)
  • <link research-innovation search-research-projects details>Metrology to underpin future regulation of industrial emissions (ENV60, IMPRESS)

 

EMPIR projects are co-funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and the EMPIR Participating States.

EMRP joint research projects are part of EURAMET’s European Metrology Research Programme. The EMRP is jointly funded by the EMRP participating countries within EURAMET and the European Union.


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