International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies

Today, 7th September 2020, is the International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies, hosted by UNEP (the United Nations Environment Programme).

The main aims of the day, which will be celebrated globally and repeated on September 7th in the years to come, are:

a) To raise awareness of the topic in general (sources, effects (incl. on plants), abatement measures, links to other environmental challenges such as climate change);

African ozone pollution workshop

"Ozone pollution: A hidden threat to African crop production"

As part of the NERC-funded Official Development Assistance project ‘SUNRISE’ (, scientists of the ICP Vegetation Coordination Centre at CEH Bangor held an ozone pollution training workshop for African scientists from 24th – 26th September 2019. Five scientists, with a wide range of expertise, attended from Kenya, Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. The workshop had 3 key aims:

Would you like to write a blog post?

We are calling on ICP Vegetation participants to write a blog article for us. This could be to introduce your research group, discuss some new experimental methodology or measurement equipment, or highlight some newly published results.  

ICP Vegetation participants meet at an annual Task Force meeting once a year, but the introduction of a blog is a great way for us to keep in touch with each other throughout the rest of the year. 

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