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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... »Mehr

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... »Mehr

23. März 2015

Emissions from so called non-road mobile machinery (NRMM) are an important source of air pollutants especially in cities. Now, the EU Commission has made a proposal which is expected to replace a directive that is more than a decade old.

Our Clean Air... »Mehr

26. September 2014

A proposed new EU law to cut emissions from some non-road mobile machinery (NRMM) will have the opposite effect, say campaigners, as it will encourage the use of bigger generating equipment.
Large diesel-powered equipment that emits black carbon and... »Mehr

02. September 2014

Der Film der Verbände zeigt die hohe Luftbelastung im EU Quartier. Genau an dem Ort also, an dem in den nächsten Wochen die Verhandlungen über die Inhalte von zahlreichen europäischen Gesetzen zur Luftreinhaltung beginnen. Sie sind winzig klein und für... »Mehr

08. Juli 2014

Large diesel-powered equipment that emits black carbon and contributes to climate change and air pollution will not have to limit emissions of ultrafine particulate matter (PM) under a draft EU law being considered. According to EurActiv, the draft... »Mehr