Air pollution control at its source is one of the primary responsibilities of FLA, which is committed to study climate change and its impact on the territory. Specifically, research focuses on climatology. FLA is required to set up the Regional inventory of air emission sources, including greenhouse gas emissions. Studies on climate change have resulted in new mitigation and adaptation options based on the enhancement of local policies.
FLA’s Air Quality and Climate Change key division studies the impact of pollutants on human health and ecosystems, sets out the evolution patterns of land pressure and vulnerability factors and studies the impacts of climate change on public health and the environment. FLA has specifically studied greenhouse gases and criteria air pollutants, including particulate matter and ground-level ozone. The impact of ground-level ozone is currently under study at the Air Quality and Ecosystems Research Centre (C.R.IN.ES).