Metrics Workshop

Integrating air quality and climate change mitigation – Is there a need for new metrics to support decision making?

Copenhagen, October 9 and 10, 2013
at the European Environment Agency, Kongens Nytorv 6, 1050 Copenhagen, Denmark

This workshop was a joint effort of the European Environment Agency, the IASS and the Interdisciplinary and Global Working Group on SLCPs.

The aim of the workshop was to discuss whether currently available metrics were “fit for purpose” or whether there is a need to develop alternative metrics or reassess the way current metrics are used and communicated in the context of integrating policies in the areas of air quality and climate change.

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Workshop Motivation

Air pollution and climate change are often treated at national and international level as separate problems under different regulatory or thematic frameworks and different policy departments. With air pollution and climate change being strongly linked with regard to their causes, effects and mitigation options, the integration of policies that steer air pollutant and greenhouse gas emission reductions might result in cheaper, more effective and thus more sustainable tackling of the two problems.... to read more click on the icon below.

Workshop Motivation


Workshop Agenda


Background documents

Background Dokument

Further reports and workshop information:

  • Report by CICERO for the Norwegian Climate and Pollution Agency, July 2012