The workshop provided assistance for the EPPA Beneficiaries with implementation of the EU Directive on reduction of national emissions of certain atmospheric pollutants (NECD).
It also served as a platform for discussions between representatives of the European Commission, international organizations (European Environmental Agency, Secretariat to the Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution), EU Member States and EPPA Beneficiaries. The discussions centred around the following topics:
- National Air Pollution Control Programms,
- Measures for agriculture and domestic heating,
- Ecosystem monitoring,
- Gridding of emission data,
- Preparation of emission inventories.
Relevant case studies from Austria, Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia for guidance on reporting obligations under the NECD and the current status of implementation of the Directive in the Western Balkans and Turkey were presented.