The NERAM Colloquium series on Air Quality: Interpreting Science
for Decision-makers is a series of five annual meetings to facilitate
the interface between scientific findings on air quality issues and
the development of evidence-based policies to protect public health.
This 4th meeting in the series will focus on the following themes
to provide a global perspective on the development and implementation
of air quality management policies at the international, national,
regional, state, and local levels:
• How is scientific evidence used in establishing air quality
objectives around the world?
• What factors other than science (i.e. technology, cost,
risk policy) have influenced the standard setting process?
• What science and policy lessons have been learned from evaluation
of the development and implementation of national, regional, state,
and city level air quality management strategies?
• How can airshed-based policies effectively address transboundary
air pollution issues?
• What is required to build the capacity of organizations
to develop and implement effective air quality policies?
The Colloquium objective is to establish principles for air quality
management based on the identification of international best practice
in air quality policy development and implementation.
Senior air quality policy makers from North America, South America,
Europe, Asia, India and Africa will set the stage for an international
comparative analysis of regulatory and non-regulatory approaches
to air quality management through the presentation of air quality
management strategies at the federal, state and local levels. The
presented papers will describe advancements in air quality policy
approaches in both developed and developing countries including intersovereign
policy issues in transboundary airshed regions, strategies for attaining
air quality standards in major urban centres, and developments in