Articles | Volume 22, issue 7
12 Apr 2022
Opinion |  | 12 Apr 2022

Opinion: Insights into updating Ambient Air Quality Directive 2008/50/EC

Joel Kuula, Hilkka Timonen, Jarkko V. Niemi, Hanna E. Manninen, Topi Rönkkö, Tareq Hussein, Pak Lun Fung, Sasu Tarkoma, Mikko Laakso, Erkka Saukko, Aino Ovaska, Markku Kulmala, Ari Karppinen, Lasse Johansson, and Tuukka Petäjä


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-854', Anonymous Referee #1, 27 Oct 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-854', Anonymous Referee #2, 23 Dec 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Joel Kuula on behalf of the Authors (10 Feb 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (11 Feb 2022) by James Allan
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (23 Feb 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (04 Mar 2022)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (17 Mar 2022) by James Allan
ED: Publish as is (23 Mar 2022) by Barbara Ervens (Executive editor)
AR by Joel Kuula on behalf of the Authors (23 Mar 2022)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
Modern and up-to-date policies and air quality management strategies are instrumental in tackling global air pollution. As the European Union is preparing to revise Ambient Air Quality Directive 2008/50/EC, this paper initiates discussion on selected features of the directive that we believe would benefit from a reassessment. The scientific community has the most recent and deepest understanding of air pollution; thus, its contribution is essential.
Final-revised paper