Green Week 2013 "Daily summary": 06/06/2013
End production: 06/06/2013 First transmission: 06/06/2013
On 6 June 2013, Janez Potočnik, Member of the EC in charge of Environment, participated at the Green Week. The Europe's largest environment conference kicked off under the banner “Cleaner Air for All”. 2013 edition of Green Week was dedicated to air, and saw some 3000 participants gathering to discuss air-related issues. Stakeholders, NGOs, government representatives and EU officials searched for solutions to air pollution, like how to safeguard air quality against the backdrop of rising industrial and energy production, the rise in road traffic and urbanisation, the burning of fossil fuels, and climate change.
This video shows extracts of the "Daily summary".
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Exterior views of The Egg building in Brussels (2 shots)
||General views of the session 6.1 - "Harnessing the experience of cities" with the participation of Paul McAleavey, Head of Air and Climate Change Programme at the European Environment Agency (3 shots)
||General views of the session 6.4 - "Clean fuels for clean air" with the participation of Mariarosa Baroni, President and CEO of NGV System Italy (2 shots)
||General views of the session 7.2 - "Cleaner air for Europe's youth" with the participation of Bas Eickhout, Member of the EP (6 shots)
||Janez Potočnik, Member of the EC in charge of Environment, visiting the Green Week exhibition (3 shots)
||Soundbite by Janez Potočnik (in ENGLISH) saying that the Green Week has helped the European Commission with its thinking on its plans to update the EU's air quality rules.
||Soundbite by Paul McAleavey (in ENGLISH) saying that the European Union has an important role to play in helping cities to reduce air pollution.
||Soundbite by Mariarosa Baroni (in ENGLISH) saying that Natural Gas Powered cars are environmentally friendly and cheap to run.
||Soundbite by Bas Eickhout (in ENGLISH) saying that Young Europeans can help Europe to change.
||Soundbite by Maša Micunovic, Student (in ENGLISH) saying that she was happy to learn about how the EU is helping the environment.
||Soundbite by Juan Schinas, Student (in ENGLISH) saying that he was glad to see that young peoples' concerns are being taken seriously.