Cleaner air for Scotland: the road to a healthier future

A strategy setting out the Scottish Government's proposals for delivering further improvements to air quality.

List of abbreviations

AQMA Air Quality Management Area

CAFS Cleaner Air For Scotland

CAZ Clean Air Zone

COMEAP Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants

EU European Union

EV Electric vehicles

FCS Forestry Commission Scotland

HB Health board

HPS Health Protection Scotland

KPI Key performance indicator

LA Local authority

LAQM Local Air Quality Management

LEZ Low Emission Zone

NLEF National Low Emission Framework

NMF National Modelling Framework

NPF National Planning Framework

RTP Regional transport partnership

RTPI Royal Town Planning Institute

SEPA Scottish Environment Protection Agency

SG Scottish Government

SPP Scottish planning policy

TS Transport Scotland

WHO World Health Organization

List of chemical abbreviations

CO 2 Carbon dioxide

CO Carbon monoxide

NMVOC Non-methane volatile organic compounds

NH 3 Ammonia

NO 2 Nitrogen dioxide

NO x Nitrogen oxides

O 3 Ozone

Pb Lead

PM Particulate matter

PM 2.5 Fine particulate matter smaller than 2.5 micrometres in diameter

PM 10 Fine particulate matter smaller than 10 micrometres in diameter

SO 2 Sulphur dioxide


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