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Sustainability Indicators in Practice by Dorice Agol, Agnieszka Latawiec

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11 Sustainability And Air Quality

Agnieszka Bartocha

11.1 Introduction

The problem of poor air quality is complex because it involves atmospheric physical and chemical processes, multiple emission sources and is linked to other large global issues like energy and transportation. The understanding of the causes of poor air quality, their consequences and measures that should be taken to improve and maintain good air quality is one of the key challenges for sustainable development. The problem with air quality is that it is often not obviously visible (except the cases with very high concentrations) like other environmental concerns (e.g. solid waste or sewage), and this poses further challenges to combating air pollution.

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