Support to policymakers

Anthropogenic activities are responsible for the emission of pollutants that modify atmospheric composition. Such changes are, in turn, responsible for the degradation of air quality as well as for changes of climate. Air pollution and climate change are therefore two intimately connected environmental issues that, however, are still viewed as separate issues, dealt with by different science communities and within different policy frameworks. Therefore, coordinated actions taking into account the air quality-climate linkages are required. These actions need to be based on strong scientific grounds, as recognised by the European Commission that in the past few years has promoted consultation processes among the science community, the policy makers and the relevant stakeholders.



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