Joaquin (Joint Air Quality Initiative) focusses on the air quality in Northwest Europe, the associated health effects an possibilities for improvement. The project comprises the measurement of some parameters showing a stronger correlation with health effects (ultrafine particles, particulate matter composition (metals, soot ...) than the currently measured PM10 and PM2,5 parameters. The project will also evaluate measures currently available to policy makers. Certain measures will even be piloted in the participating cities. These findings will be presented to stakeholders and policy makers, whilst providing them with a tool to start working on these measures (decision supporting tool). Finally, this project will also spread information on these novel parameters and air quality in general to both experts and the general public, that will enable them to better assess the air quality in their own region.
|Number of pages||25|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Nov 2015|