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MSC-E continues cooperation with the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment). A new Global Mercury Assessment 2018 is now under development in accordance with the request of the UN Environment Governing Council (Decision 27/12). MSC-E takes part in the assessment coordinating work of an international group of experts focused on modelling of mercury pollution on global and regional scales.
In the framework of cooperation with the Helsinki Commission, MSC-E performs regular evaluation of airborne pollution load of HMs and POPs to the Baltic Sea. This work is carried out in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding between the Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission (HELCOM) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN ECE) and is based on the long-term EMEP/HELCOM contract.
In this year activity was focused on the evaluation of Cd, Hg, B(a)P and PCB-153 pollution of the Baltic Sea. Results of the assessment were summarized in the Joint report of the EMEP Centres for HELCOM [Gauss et al., 2018] and presented in the indicator fact sheets.
The Centre co-operates with Parties to the Convention in the framework of heavy metal pollution assessment on a country scale. In 2018 a case study for Poland has been completed. An analysis of the country's heavy metals pollution included a model estimate of concentration levels in the air and cadmium deposition with improved spatial resolution, an estimate of national anthropogenic emissions, distribution of Cd deposition sources in various regions of the country, including contributions from different emission sectors. A special attention of the country-scale study for Poland was paid to assessment of heavy metal pollution of cities. Results of the study were published in a special joint MSC-E & IER-NRI & EGAR & CHMI Technical Report 5/2018.
Workshop to Promote the Ratification of Protocols of the UNECE Air Convention with Focus on Countries in the EECCA Region
Task Force on Measurement and Modelling, May, 2019
Joint EMEP SB/WGE Bureaux meeting, March 2019
Fourth Joint session of the Working Group on Effects and the Steering Body to EMEP, September, 2018
MSC-E activity (Case study on Spain and France)
Country activities (Italy, Spain, Poland, Lithuania, Hungary, UK)
|UBA Report 2016
"Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
|- Harmful to the Environment! Toxic! Inevitable?"|
ETC/ACM Report 2015
"Air quality in Europe - 2016 report"
|CHMI Report "Air Pollution in the Czech Republic in 2013"|