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Noise Networks in Europe - Colin Nugent [en]


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Noise Networks in Europe - Colin Nugent [en]

  1. 1. Noise Networks in Europe Colin Nugent – Project Manager for Noise ETCSIA / UAB Open Day, Barcelona 20th September 2011 The EEA missionThe European Environment Agency is the EU body dedicated to providing sound, independent information on the environment We are a main information source for thoseinvolved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy, and also the general public
  2. 2. 3European environment informationand observation network (Eionet)National FocalPointsNationalReferenceCentresEuropean TopicCentres4
  3. 3. European Topic Centres EEA EEA Expert Panel on Noise (EPoN) Advise and assist EEA, Directorate General Environment (DG ENV) and the Directorate General Joint Research Centre (DG JRC) on noise related matters in general Missing and unclear provisions of Environmental Noise Directive Common Noise Assessment Methods for Europe (CNOSSOS) Good Practice Guide on Noise and Health Green paper on quiet areas Biodiversity loss6
  4. 4. Recommended Night Noise Guidelines for Europe 20098
  5. 5. Published by WHO 30th March 2011 Almost one million healthy life years lost each year due to noise from road traffic in Europe9 The EPA Network is an informal grouping bringing together the directors of environment protection agencies and similar bodies across Europe. The Europe network exchanges views and experiences on issues of common interest to organizations involved in the practical day-to-day implementation of environmental day- to- policy. policy
  6. 6. 11 IG Noise - Objectives •Harmonization of noise-monitoring: harmonization and standardization of methods for monitoring and evaluation of noise exposure and remedial measures (taking into account the requirements of the END 2002/49/EC); •Noise abatement measures at source: Information and exchange of successful measures at source and common action plans with stringent regulatory and incentive measures at sources; •Critical levels: harmonized critical levels (limit values) that trigger specific remedial measures; •Economical instruments: cost-benefit aspects and application of financial instruments in order to compensate external costs and to set incentives for measures at sources;12
  7. 7. 13 THANK YOU!