Improving Air Quality in Lisbon: modelling emission abatement scenarios

J. Monjardino, N. Barros, F. Ferreira, H. Tente, T. Fontes, P. Pereira, C. Manso

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Lisbon is one of the European cities where NO2 and PM10 legal limit values are still exceeded, leading to an Air Quality Plan applicable up to 2020. The developed work combined a detailed emission inventory, monitoring data, and modelling in order to assess if the proposed emission abatement scenarios, focused on the road transport sector, were able to tackle exceedances. A maximum decrease of 14% for PM10 concentrations was achieved, and of 21% for NO2, providing compliance. PM10 smallest reduction is related with higher weight of regional background sources, while for NO2 local traffic has more influence on concentrations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-66
Number of pages6
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event1st IFAC Workshop on Integrated Assessment Modelling for Environmental Systems (IAMES) - Brescia, Italy
Duration: 10 May 201811 May 2018


  • Air pollution
  • Air Quality Plan
  • Emission scenarios
  • Lisbon
  • Modelling
  • NO
  • PM
  • TAPM
  • Urban air quality


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