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Volume 22, 2017International Conference on Advances in Energy Systems and Environmental Engineering (ASEE17)
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Characteristics of selected elements of the air quality management system in urban areas in Poland
Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Environmental Engineering, Unit of Ecologistics and Environmental Risk Management, 50-370 Wroclaw, Wyb. Wyspianskiego 27, Poland
2 Institute of Environmental Protection – National Research Institute, Air Quality Monitoring Division, 00-548 Warsaw, Krucza 5/11d, Poland
3 Voivodship Inspectorate of Environmental Protection in Poznan, 61-625 Poznan, Czarna Rola 4, Poland
4 Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Architecture, Department of spatial planning and settlements processes, 50-317 Wroclaw, B. Prusa 53/55, Poland
5 Institute for Territorial Development, 50-527 Wroclaw, J. Wl. Dawida 1a, Poland
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Most of Europeans living in cities are exposed to concentrations of air pollutants in excess of the thresholds given in the WHO guidelines and EU legislation. Due to this fact, for the urban air quality systems, the mechanisms of proper information and warning of the inhabitants as well as legal, economic and spatial planning instruments should be improved. The analysis of Polish air quality management system and its’ selected components (exemplary measures, information-spreading methods, spatial planning instruments) in four selected Polish cities (Wroclaw, Warsaw, Poznan and Cracow) indicated the need to develop effective solutions, among others, in terms of: emission requirements for combustion of fuels of power of up to 1 MW; admission of high emission fuels on the market; legal and coordination issues at the level of implementation of the area development policy and coordination of activities covering issues within the scope of the structure of planning documents including mainly: ambient air protection programs, spatial developments plans in communes and voivodeships, low emission economy plans, plans of sustainable development of public transport, plans of providing heat, electric power and gas fuels to communes, acts of regional parliaments, introducing limitations based on the Environmental Protection Act and strategies of voivodeship.
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