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Transport's role in improving air quality in Europe: How best to co-ordinate regulation?


Transport's role in improving air quality in Europe: How best to co-ordinate regulation?

Some 40 million people in the 115 largest cities in the European Union are exposed to air exceeding WHO air quality guideline values for at least one pollutant, resulting in approximately 100,000 premature adult deaths each year.

Emissions from road traffic account for a significant share of this burden, and is a growing contributor to particulate air pollution exposures.

While electric vehicles will provide part of the solution in cities, policymakers have the challenge to achieve the most cost-effective solutions in order to avoid displacing investments in other improvements, such as engine upgrades and fuel efficiency.

Understanding emissions sources at the local level is also key to finding the targeted measures that will be the most effective and best value for cities to address remaining exceedances and hot spots.

EURACTIV invites you to a high-level stakeholder workshop to discuss transport's role in improving air quality in Europe. Questions will include:
- Which technological solutions could make a difference?
- How can best practice in European cities be shared and implemented effectively?
- What arguments exist for an outright ban on diesel and a move to electric vehicles?
- What's the impact of public trust in auto manufacturers following recent emissions scandals?
- How can EU institutions ensure single market rules are respected by aligning top-down legislation with local regulations?

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Euractiv Network Office
Boulevard Charlemagne 1, 1041 Brussels

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Silke Obst, Member of Commissioner Violeta Bulc Cabinet, European Commission
Joana Cruz, Policy Advisor, Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy
Margherita Tolotto, Policy Officer for Air and Noise, European Environmental Bureau
Khurram Gaba, Policy Planning Executive, Fuels & Lubes, ExxonMobil


Dave Keating, Journalist - European politics and policy, EURACTIV


17:00 – 17:30 Registration
17:30 – 18:00 Opening statements
18:00 – 19:00 Open discussion and Q&A
19:00 – 19:30 Networking reception


Simona Ovesea
+32 (0)2 788 36 86

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