Finnish Air Pollution Prevention Society

Finnish Air Pollution Prevention Society (FAPPS) is a Non-Governmental non-profit Organization with a mission to promote cleaner air. FAPPS promotes independent, interest-free, science based knowledge on air pollution and climate issues, to support policy making and facilitating communication between the stakeholders.

FAPPS follows actively the technical, scientific, administrational and regulatory development in the fields of interest and promotes the development of the professional skills of the people working in the field through publications as well as by organizing professional and educational seminars and excursions in Finland and abroad.

The scope includes all relevant areas from emissions to concentrations, impacts and mitigation measures and policies. FAPPS has also conducted projects and given statements on air pollution and climate policy issues. FAPPS was founded in 1976.

FAPPS organizes and hosts two major annual events:

  1. The national congress on air pollution prevention and climate issues is held in August. Gathers about 150 national experts from government, research, industry and business
  2.  The national symposium on air pollutant and GHG measurements is held in spring. Gathers about 50 national experts from consultancy, industry, government and research.


Four times a year FAPPS publishes a professional magazine in which invited experts write about current issues in the fields of air pollution and climate. Recently a book was published reviewing the history of the Finnish air pollution prevention work and FAPPS.


FAPPS is managed by a board and a secretariat. The board nominates working groups that are responsible for specific tasks, e.g. planning the programs of the events. Major stakeholders (e.g. governmental research institutes, academia and energy industry) are represented in the board. FAPPS is a member of the International Union of Air Pollution Prevention Associations as well as the European Federation of Clean Air. In 1995 FAPPS hosted the global conference of IUAPPA.

Study tours

FAPPS organizes one study tour on annual basis. In 2013 FAPPS organized visit to Paris (Visits to IEA (International Energy Association), Airparif, Apur, CITEPA (The Interprofessional Technical Centre for Studies on Air Pollution), Environement S.A). In year 2012 FAPPS had study tour in Finland and visited Wind park in Pori and Nuclear Power Plant (TVO) in Eurajoki. In year 2011 we visited the City of St. Petersburg (The city authorities dealing with air quality and the new power plant using gas).