Tag Archives: air pollution

Particles – a problem in enclosed railway environments

From a climate perspective, rail transport in Sweden is sustainable. However, rail traffic can give rise to levels of particles that are harmful to human health. Thanks to various research projects over recent years, VTI has been able to acquire the right knowledge to help address these...

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EU project to reduce emissions

Road transport is a major source of air pollution that harms human health and the environment. A three-year EU project, in which VTI is participating, aims to achieve a wider societal impact by providing citizens with the knowledge and tools to understand, assess and control their pollutant...

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Additional policy instruments are needed to achieve Swedish environmental quality objectives for maritime transport

Achieving the national and international environmental objectives for maritime airborne emissions requires a combination of new and more powerful policy instruments. The policies already in place are not enough. This is one of the conclusions of a research project, led by VTI, which has now been...

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Effects of Low Emission Zones in European cities

Most Low Emission Zones have been implemented because the cities did not comply with the EU Limit Values for local air quality. In a new report, researchers at TOI investigate regulations for and enforcement of European Low Emission Zones (LEZs) and evaluate the effect of LEZs on local air...

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The Right Vegetation Can Contribute to a More Forgiving Traffic Environment

The biggest source of air pollution in cities is traffic, and the right type of vegetation can result in better air, particularly if it is growing near traffic. However, there is a key factor that a municipality should take into account before putting the plants in the ground, namely, traffic...

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