Model City Copenhagen

VCD/Tim Schubert
VCD/Tim Schubert

The project focuses on three key areas:

  •    Copenhagen as a model city for air quality.
  •    Pollution with exhaust (ultrafine) particles.
  •    Bicycling and congestion charging to improve air quality.   

 

Copenhagen as a model city for air quality:

The main aim is to show how the PM/NO2 limit values in the Air Quality Directive are or can be fulfilled in Copenhagen and thereby inspire other cities in member states to take similar actions. The target groups are The European Commission, The European Parliament, citizens, municipalities, government officers, politicians, NGOs and the press in EU member states. The key results will be released in a publication, two workshops and by the press.

This project involves:

  • Source quantification for PM/NO2 in Copenhagen.
  • Actions taken (effects of actions) in Copenhagen.
  • Status of Copenhagen in relation to the AQD.
  • Further actions to fulfill the AQD in Copenhagen.

The publication will be released in late spring 2013 and the key results will be presented at a workshop/conference in Berlin in September 2013 and in the Danish Parliament in Copenhagen October 9th 2013.

Pollution with exhaust (ultrafine) particles:

The objective is to provide scientific input to the revision of the Air Quality Directive and thereby get specific limit values for ultrafine exhaust particles (black carbon or surface area) included in the revised directive. The target groups are the European Commission, the European Parliament, citizens, municipalities, government officers, politicians, NGOs and the press in EU member states. The key results will be released in a publication, two workshops and by the press.

This project involves:

  • A detailed outline and characterization of ultrafine exhaust particles and other particles.
  • Analysis of pollution with ultrafine particles, its health effects and technologies to reduce the pollution.
  • Suggestions for limit values for ultrafine exhaust particles (black carbon or surface area).

The publication will be published in late spring 2013 and the key results will be presented at a workshop/conference in Berlin in September 2013 and in the Danish Parliament in Copenhagen October 9th 2013.

3) Bicycling and congestion charge to improve air quality.  

The main aim is to provide information on how bicycling and congestion charging can reduce air pollution in EU cities and thereby make it easier to fulfil the limit values in the Air Quality Directive. The target groups are municipalities, politicians in municipalities, citizens, NGOs and the press in EU member states. The key communication channel is presentations.

This project involves:

  • Presentations on how bicycling and congestion charging can reduce air pollution.
  • How local EU cities can promote bicycling.

The presentations will be given when visiting other member states for meetings (when appropriate).

 

Find more information about air pollution and solution approaches in Copenhagen here.