PROGRESS TOWARDS A REGIONAL POLICY ON TRANSBOUNDARY AIR

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Doc #: 23 Title: PROGRESS TOWARDS A REGIONAL POLICY ON TRANSBOUNDARY AIR | Document Link
Organization/Author: APINA
Type: Workshop
Year: 2002
Region: Africa
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Document Status: Unsubmitted, 2009/08/31
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Description of Document: A regional policy within the member Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) states and SADC itself, are inconsistent, and the southern African region shares the same airmass and thus the same pollutants. One of the key requirements for the development of a regional policy is the provision of robust scientific information upon which debates can be initiated. APINA (Air Pollution Information Network – Africa) is a network of scientists, researchers and policy-makers who are supportive of a regional approach to addressing the issues of transboundary air pollution, based on robust scientific information. Evidence is emerging of impacts at various scales, from indoor air pollution to regional effects. However, to determine the extent of air pollution problems in the SADC region further knowledge of emissions, atmospheric transfer and impacts is required.