Assessment of ground-level ozone in EEA member countries, with a focus on long-term trends

European countries have significantly reduced anthropogenic emissions of ozone precursor gases since 1990. In general, however, ambient air measurements in urban and rural areas of Europe do not show any downward trends in ground-level ozone. The main purpose of this report is to shed light on possible reasons.

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Ensuring quality of life in Europe's cities and towns

In May 2008, the Council of Europe's Congress of Local and Regional Authorities captured the concerns and desires of urban policy‑makers and citizens in the title of its new European Urban Charter: Manifesto for a new urbanity. Like numerous other international and European charters, conventions and declarations, the manifesto describes with some apprehension the 'unprecedented environmental, democratic, cultural, social and economic challenges' facing urban centres and their inhabitants. Our report on quality of life in Europe's cities and towns reiterates these concerns but also unravels the many apparent paradoxes of urban development and the sometimes perplexing realities of urban Europe today. The report defines a vision for progress towards a more sustainable, well‑designed urban future.

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Spatial assessment of PM10 and ozone concentrations in Europe (2005)

This report presents particulate matter (PM10) and ground‑level ozone concentration maps covering the whole of Europe. The interpolated maps are based on a combination of measurement and regional modelling results. Using measured concentrations as a primary source of information, the report summarizes the methodologies and the methodological choices taken in order to derive such maps.

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Air pollution by ozone across Europe during summer 2008

Overview of exceedances of EC ozone threshold values for April–September 2008

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The European environment - State and outlook 2005

The European environment - State and outlook 2005

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Environmental benchmarking for local authorities: From concept to practice

Environmental benchmarking for local authorities

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The Concept of Environmental Space - Implications for Policies, Environmental Reporting and Assessments

The Concept of Environmental Space - Implications for Policies, Environmental Reporting and Assessments

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