Air quality continues to be an important issue in the country having implications on the public health, the economy and the environment in general. Poor air quality can lead to increased health hazards, premature death and degradation of ecosystems and decreased yields.
Recognizing the need to improve the air quality, the European Union together with the beneficiary country institutions, is funding the a Twinning Project ‘Further strengthening the capacities for effective implementation of the acquis in the field of air quality’. The project duration is 21 months (May 2015 – January 2017) with a budget of 1.1 million Euros.
Strengthened capacities for the central environmental laboratory in the field of air quality measurements, emission measurements and chemical analyses related to air pollution.
Strengthened capacities for performing emission inventories and dispersion modeling including exposure modeling
Air quality data management and reporting of air quality related information and use of air quality information to support environmental policy and planning and implementation of Clean Air Action Plans further improved
Strengthened capacities for health impact assessment of air pollution to human health