On the 16th of January members of the Soot initiative at Lund University’s Pufendorf Institute visited the European Environmental Agency (EEA) to initiate conversations about needs for scientific research and information to help advance and support policy efforts to regulate and reduce soot pollution. A dozen members of the EEA, representing different disciplinary and national backgrounds, joined in an exchange of presentations, experiences and questions in relation to soot. Policy makers and researchers agreed on the importance of advancing research and policy that connects health related impacts of soot with climate change roles of soot. This calls for integration of research and measurement efforts from diverse fields, as well as policy and legal developments that challenge conventional borders. During spring 2012, members of the soot initiative will continue to explore research and policy needs and options, together with the EEA and other relevant actors, culminating in a public seminar on issues in soot, health and climate change June 18-20.
Last modified 1 Oct 2012