Implementation and Application of Air Quality Standards in the EU


On 23 November 2007 Stockholm Environmental Law and Policy Centre arranged a one day seminar on the implementation and application of air quality standards in the EU. The seminar took place at Juristernas Hus (Lawyers’ House), Stockholm University.

Air quality standards are important means of control in the EU pollution. Yet, the legal effects of these norms as well as their effectiveness from the environmental perspective are contested. The purpose of the seminar was to compare the experiences of air quality standards in different EU member states from a legal viewpoint.

More than 40 persons, from academia, governmental administration, state agencies, courts, non-governmental organisations, law firms and private corporations participated at the seminar. The seminar consisted of presentations by speaker, discussions among the speakers and other participants, and an informal get-together.

 

Programme, presentations and links to documentation:

Welcome, Jonas Ebbesson and Karolina Ardesjö Lundén, Stockholm Environmental Law and Policy Centre

Implementation of air quality standards in Austria, and European experiences with plans and programmes to implement air quality standards in cases of violations,
Christian Nagl, Vienna
- Presentation (in PDF)

Implementation and application of air quality standards in Germany,
Remo Klinger, Berlin

Implementation and application of air quality standards in the Netherlands,
Chris Backes, Maastricht
- Presentation (in PDF)

Implementation and application of air quality standards in Sweden,
Lena Gipperth, Göteborg
- Presentation (in PDF)

Thematic panel debate and discussion. Moderators: Jonas Ebbesson and Karolina Ardesjö Lundén. Participants : Christian Nagl, Remo Klinger, Chris Backes, and Lena Gipperth.