General Knowledge
Dr. Dietrich Schwela
GTZ, Eschborn (Germany)
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Peter Midgley
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Urban Mobility, Environment & Climate Change
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Air Quality Management, Module 5a, Sustainable Transport: A Sourcebook for Policy-makers in Developing Cities

This module serves to assist policy-makers and their advisers in developing countries to determine the best measures to abate air pollution with limited information. The material presented draws upon knowledge gained from countries worldwide and provides practical advice to developing countries on how to develop legally enforceable air quality standards and simplified clean air implementation plans.

The module provides advice on which legal aspects need to be considered, how adverse effects in the population at risk can be defined, how exposure-response relationships can be applied, and how acceptable levels of risks can be assessed. It also describes where advice on the health effects of air pollution under different geographical, social, economic and cultural conditions can be found and how the capability for implementing air quality standards may be strengthened. The module discusses the factors which need to be considered in urban air quality management and provides guidance on urban air quality management provided by national, supranational and international agencies, programs and projects.