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Publication describing the Danish efforts towards clean air since 1970

Over the past 40 years, research, innovation, regulation and technology have worked in close combination to reduce considerably air pollution in Denmark for a variety of pollutants.

"Energy Tower" Roskilde
“The Energy Tower" in Roskilde adorns the publication's cover.

The trend towards a continuingly improving air quality is now described in the publication ‘Clean Air in Europe – Dedicated efforts since 1970 - Challenges, Solutions and Results’ by DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy, Aarhus University.

The publication is in English and prepared in cooperation with the Environmental Protection Agency under the Ministry of Environment and the organization ‘State of Green’ that presents Denmark's green brand to an international audience. 

Air pollution affects not only human health but also biodiversity both on land and in the water, agricultural crops and in a larger perspective the ozone layer and the Earth's climate. Also these aspects of air pollution are described. 

Professor Ole Hertel, main author of the publication, highlights the many advances in efforts to improve air quality. 

"Air pollution in Denmark continues to affect health and nature and contributes to the impact on the global climate, but the Danish efforts have borne fruit and air pollution in Denmark is decreasing for most pollutants," he says. 

The publication – with a foreword by the Minister of the Environment Kirsten Brosbøl – is funded by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency.  

Contact:  Professor Ole Hertel, tel.: +45 8715 8514, oh@envs.au.dk 
               DCE - Danish Centre for Environment and Energy
               Department of Environmental Science, Aarhus University 

Clean Air in Denmark - Dedicated efforts since 1970 - Challenges, Solutions and Results.  Ole Hertel, Thomas Ellermann, Ole-Kenneth Nielsen & Steen Solvang Jensen. 2015. DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy, Aarhus University. 48 s.

The publication 

The publication as e-paper

The summary in Chinese /(handout)