Systematic presentation of the clean air policy individual OECD member states. Synopsis
The knowledge about the special structures and basic ideas of the national policies on air pollution control constitutes the precondition for an international consensus on the policy on air pollution. Therefore all important fields have been collected for the 12 OECD countries Belgium, Federal Republic of Germany, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Canada, Austria, Sweden, Switzerland and USA. The aspects also include the strategies of the individual countries. Clear differences become evident when immission and emission standards are set up, and when principle of prevention resp. the polluter-pays-principle is applied. The strictest regulations are enforced in the Federal Republic of Germany, Switzerland, Sweden and Austria.
Fraunhofer-Institut für Systemtechnik und Innovationsforschung -ISI-, Karlsruhe