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04. Juni 2015

Air pollution has become the biggest environmental health risk with over 7 million deaths globally and 400.000 in Europe attributed to air pollution. The external health-related costs in Europe are in the range of €330- 940 billion per year. Despite the existing legislative framework and the citizens’ right to clean air in Europe, continuing violations of air pollution limits remain a problem and threaten health, the environment and the climate.

We invite you to discuss strategies to improve urban air quality and its future challenges at the “Clean Air for European Cities” Conference, 6 July 2015 at the Landesvertretung Niedersachsen, In den Ministergärten 10, 10117 Berlin. What measures can cities take to effectively improve their air quality? What can local and national governments do to support them? And what is happening to the proposed Clean Air legislation package on EU level right now?

The conference will start with a short overview of the Clean Air project activities, followed by a keynote from the European Commission and a second keynote from Christer Ågren (AirClim) on air quality and climate change. After a coffee break there will be two panel discussions: In Panel I representatives from European best practice cities will discuss their clean air strategies with focus on public transport, cycling, non-road mobile machinery and shipping. The second Panel aims to elaborate on the political challenges for future of urban air quality with representatives from the European Commission, the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Eurocities and ClientEarth. After a concluding outlook on the future of urban air quality there will be a buffet and get-together with the possibility to visit the exhibition presenting the project activities.

15. April 2015

Die NEC-Richtlinie (2001/81/EG) gibt an, welche Mengen der Luftschadstoffe Schwefeldioxid, Stickstoffoxide, Ammoniak und flüchtige Organische Verbindungen von den einzelnen Mitgliedstaaten der EU pro Jahr emittiert werden dürfen. Derzeit wird die aktuell...

14. April 2015

Um die Luftverschmutzung auf einen Wert zu reduzieren, von dem keine Schädigung der menschlichen Gesundheit ausgeht, müssen auch alle Quellen bezogenen Gesetzgebungen entsprechend ausgestaltet werden. Hierzu gehört auch die bisher unzureichend regulierte...

04. April 2015

10 Uhr am Morgen. Budapest. Bus 9. Darin ungefähr 30 Passagiere, darunter auch Ältere und Babies. Das Innere des Busses ist mit Motorabgasen gefüllt. Bei jedem Halt  versuchen Passagiere näher an die Tür heranzukommen um wenigstens einen kleinen Zug...

03. April 2015

CAAG setzt sich seit Beginn des LIFE Projects für die Einführung elektrischer Busse in Ungarn ein. Ein wichtiger Schritt in diese Richtung wurde nun im März unternommen, als die Nutzer öffentlicher Verkehrsmittel in Budapest drei Wochen lang die...

09. Juli 2014

VOLÁNBUSZ Zrt., the state owned Hungarian regional bus transport company has bought 167 new buses, of which 150 were put in operation between Budapest and 11 settlements of its agglomeration from April till June 2014. Beside the increased comfort offered...

30. Juni 2014

Following the meeting of the environmental ministers of Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia on 8th May 2014, the Hungarian minister responsible for environment, Sándor Fazekas declared the following: “The reason for prudence in...

26. März 2014

In Budapest, several bus lanes have been created in 2013, for which CAAG has been campaigning for quite some time. Among others a 3,4 km long bus corridor has been built between Rákosmente and the city center. The bus corridor is used by 11 bus lines of...

10. Januar 2014

Three types of electric buses (BYD, Solaris, Rampini-Siemens) have been tested in Hungary (mainly in Budapest and its surroundings). At the same time a new Hungarian electric bus, developed by Evopro, is to be demonstrated this February. BKV, the Budapest...

02. Mai 2013

Soon after the beginning of the project “Clean Buses in Budapest”, in an open letter CAAG invited Budapest’s Mayor, István Tarlós to ride on some of the old buses of BKV (Budapest Public Transport Company), pointing out that inside these buses there is a...