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Virtual workshop on Air Quality

Virtual workshop on Air Quality

Virtual workshop on Air Quality

Date: 15 June 2020

14:30 – 16:40
 

Knowledge Dossier on Air Quality

Chat log and workshop's agenda

PowerPoint presentations are available below

Main outcomes

Rationale

Air quality, as a major public health issue, is of particular concern in city policy-making. Many premature deaths are associated with air pollution in cities, which has an estimated economic cost of around 100 billion euros a year in France. Most cities, either European or from other developed countries, are currently implementing measures to improve the quality of the air that their citizens breath. This workshop, led by the city of Paris, aims to contribute to this debate. The workshop will focus on the challenges that cities face regarding air quality and the role that science and, in specific, EU research may play in addressing them.

Objetive

The objective of this virtual workshop is to discuss with cities and key stakeholders how to integrate science-based evidences and results for providing a better policy response to the following challenges: 

  1. How to integrate emerging questions into regulatory air quality monitoring? emerging pollutants/ impacts on human health or environment/ which tools and at which cost?

  2. Forecasting and measuring the impact of air pollution reduction actions: how can new tools and methods contribute? multisectoral approach (Mobility, urbanism, wood heaters and fioul, maritime, ...) 

  3. How to involve citizens through engagement, education and communication

This knowledge exchange session will also serve as a collective opportunity to reflect on the potential contribution of science in cities in the post-COVID19 period.

Target audience

The target audience of this workshop are representatives of cities (policy and research sides) and key stakeholders working on air quality at urban level from the angle of European Institutions, networks of cities, international projects, national governments and regions, among others.

Agenda

Opening

14:30 – 14:40. Welcoming
Alessandro RAINOLDI, Head of Unit Territorial Development Policies - Joint Research Centre of the European Commission
Enrico Pisoni, Scientific Officer - Joint Research Centre of the European Commission
PPT Presentation

14:40 - 14:55. Workshop introduction: elaborating the challenge of Paris concerning Air Quality  and how research could contribute to this challenge. 
Moderator: Olivier Chrétien 
Carine Saloff-Coste, Director of Economic Development and Employment - City of Paris
Carlos Dora, Former Coordinator Public Health and the Environment Department - World Health Organization
Karine Leger, Executive Director - AirParif

Research Questions

14:55 – 15:15. How to integrate emerging questions into regulatory air quality monitoring?
Interviewer: Agnes Lefranc / Rapporteur: Juliette Larbre
Michaël Klinkenberg, DG ENV - European Commission
PPT Presentation
Martin Lutz, Head of Sector Air Quality Management - City of Berlin
PPT Presentation

15:15 – 15:25. Discussion

15:25 – 15:45. Forecasting and measuring the impact of air pollution reduction actions: how can new tools and methods contribute?
Interviewer: Cécile Honoré / Rapporteur: Deborah Le Mener
Evrim Doğan Öztürk, Expert on Air Quality - European Environmental Agency 
PPT Presentation
Louise Duprez, Mobility Department - City of Bruxelles
PPT Presentation

15:45 – 15:55. Discussion

15:55 – 16:15. How to involve citizens through engagement, education and communication
Interviewer:  Charlotte Benoit / Rapporteur: Deborah Le Mener
Rene Korenromp, Urban Agenda Partnerships - Working Group on Air Quality
PPT Presentation
Marion Guiet, Chargée de mission Ville intelligente - Ville de Paris
PPT Presentation

16:15 – 16:25. Discussion

Conclusions

16:25 - 16:40. Wrap-Up: Learnings and Common Questions

Dates: 
Monday, 15 June, 2020 - 14:30 to 16:45
Location: 
Online
Organiser(s): 
City of Paris
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