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CITEAIR II air quality workshop in Ljubljana

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Cities for cities: tools for improving air quality and tackling climate change  

Cities and regions all around Europe are facing exposure to high levels of air pollution and the emerging impacts of climate change. Designing, implementing and monitoring mitigation measures is a tremendous challenge for policy makers and authorities. The CITEAIR II project is working on tools to support monitoring and managing air quality in cities.

CITEAIR II invites you to participate in its next air quality workshop to learn about tools and current initiatives for air quality management.

Some of the questions we want to address:

- How can cities efficiently inform the public about air quality?

- How to take fine particulates (PM2.5) into account?

- How can we link air quality to climate change? What about integrating green house gases in air pollutant emission inventories?

- Transport is contributing significantly to air pollution. There is a need to reduce mobility generated emissions whilst remaining (or increasing) the accessibility in an area. How can this relation between air quality and accessibility/mobility be described? Can a 'mobility indicator' help that describes the traffic condition in a city?

The workshop is targeted at experts and decision makers in the field of air quality and transport.

Are you a professional in air quality forecasting? Then join also the CITEAIR II networking workshop immediately following the workshop!

Join us in Ljubljana! We are looking forward to sharing your and our knowledge!

The agenda of the event is available in the enclosed document (see below).

More information about the project can be found here.  

About CITEAIR II

CITEAIR II (Common Information to European Air) is a co-funded European Commission INTERREG IVC programme and running from 2008 to 2011.

 It aims to:

- Provide up-to-date information on air quality, greenhouse gases and emissions in European cities to local and regional authorities, the public and the media and enhance comparability of cities through the interactive website www.airqualitynow.eu (in which 50 European cities already take part) and common air quality indices;

- Identify, test and transfer good practice to describe the traffic situation and its impact regarding CO2 emissions in urban agglomerations by a mobility indicator;

- Identify, test and transfer good practice to integrate greenhouse gases into existing air pollutant emission inventories for regulated pollutants and to select measures with a combined effect on reduction of urban pollutants and greenhouse gases;

- Identify, test and transfer good practice for dedicated urban air quality forecasting addressing different levels of complexity that meet the needs of cities and regions depending on their local skills, resources and level of expertise;

- Establish an enhanced user community to assess the relevance of the good practices identified within the project and ensure their applicability elsewhere in Europe. These good practices will inform the preparation of guidebooks and the validated solutions that will be ready for implementation in your city.