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.

Want to hear more about EURAMET?<link meta-menu subscribe-to-newsletter _blank external-link-new-window external link in new>
Sign up for EURAMET newsletters and other information

Follow us on twitter @EURAMET, or find us on LinkedIn.

Select your area of interest
Project publishes video entitled ‘Small field dosimetry for MR guided radiotherapy’

Supporting innovations in combined imaging and radiation cancer treatment by standardising dose measurements more

Long completed EURAMET projects still providing benefit to Europe

Between 2009 and 2013 EURAMET funded 119 research projects – many of which continue to benefit European citizens, businesses, and the environment more

Supporting improved electromagnetic compatibility measurements in harsh environments and real time

Metrology Partnership project is developing the standardised measurements required to protect modern electronics from radio-interference more

EMPIR project helps deliver new tool in the fight against cancer

FLASH radiotherapy is a new form of cancer treatment promising to minimise damage caused to healthy tissue but requiring metrology for its safe use more

Page 1 of 222.