Air pollution and policy - 1952-2002

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

32 Citations (Scopus)


This review examines the main events, pressures and constraints in the evolution of air quality policy over the past 50 years. At the start of that period, there was little explicit recognition of air quality monitoring, modelling, control or policy; currently, the emphasis is on targets with implementation underpinned by legislation. The European Union and other international organisations exert strong influence. Data collection and information dissemination have had major impacts as has the involvement of stakeholders.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberN/A
Pages (from-to)15-20
Number of pages6
JournalScience of the Total Environment
Issue numberN/A
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2004
Event7th International Symposium on Highway and Urban Pollution - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 1 May 2002 → …


  • legislation
  • air quality management
  • fuel use
  • air pollution


Dive into the research topics of 'Air pollution and policy - 1952-2002'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this