Air and climate policies and measures at national level
Citepa is developing a very good knowledge of the sectors that emit pollutants and GHGs, the characteristics of their emissions, the potential sources of reduction and the means to mitigate these emissions. Emission reduction measures can be technical, structural, organizational, behavioural change, etc. Reduction measures are analysed in terms of short- and medium-term reduction potential, economic impacts, health impacts if relevant, legal feasibility, societal acceptability.
Citepa operates in all areas of activity such as transport, waste, energy production, industry, tertiary and domestic activities, agriculture and forestry, whatever the pollutants or GHGs. To carry out these services in France or abroad, Citepa can be associated with partners to complete its expertise.
Development of Serbia’s Air Strategy
In 2019 and 2020, Citepa is involved in a European pre-accession instrument project to develop Serbia’s Air Strategy. It is associated with Ineris, Expertise Advisors and many other local partners not mentioned above to help Serbia develop its Air strategy to facilitate its accession to the European Union. The Citepa is working more particularly on the technical and economic evaluation of the measurements and the Ineris is testing their impact on air quality. It also develops the DSIP (Specific Implementation Plan for the Directive) for the (EU) Directive 2284/2016 on the reduction of national emissions of certain atmospheric pollutants.
ECAMED – A technical feasibility study for the establishment of a low-emission area in the Mediterranean
France’s national plan to reduce air pollutant emissions (also known as PREPA), adopted in 2017, envisaged a feasibility study for the establishment of a low emission area in the Mediterranean in terms of NOx and SO2. An evaluation of the measures was therefore conducted in 2017-2018 to examine the potential benefits of implementing an NECA (NOx Emission Control Area) and a SECA (SOx Emission Control Area) in the Mediterranean. In this context, Ineris, Citepa, Cerema and Plan Bleu have set up a partnership project, coordinated by Ineris, to carry out this feasibility study based on a thorough scientific evaluation. Emissions were estimated by the Citepa from the trajectory data of the ships resulting from Cerema’s work. It also estimated the potential reductions of various reduction measures and their costs. Air quality modelling tools developed by Ineris were used to test the air quality impacts. The cost-benefit study carried out shows the interest of setting up such a low-emission area.