Health basis for air quality management in eastern Europe, Caucasus and central Asia




The workshop gathering representatives of the national health and environmental authorities in 11 countries of eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA), as well as external experts, discussed current and future strategies aiming at the prevention of health impacts of air pollution in EECCA countries. The workshop participants agreed on the key elements of the future strategies, in particular on the pollutants to be in the focus of the future actions as well as on the main components of the air quality assessment and abatement strategies. Among the follow up actions, the formulation of a framework plan for development of monitoring of particulate matter in the EECCA countries was selected as a priority.