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Expert’s workshop – Urban Air Quality: The Challenge Of Non-Exhaust Emissions From Traffic

11 July, 2013 - 12 July, 2013

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Introduction and Aim

Air pollution and its health impacts, in particular from particulate matter resulting from transport sectors, are considered to be the most important challenges facing sustainable development in EU and accession countries.

The objectives of the Thematic Strategy (“Thematic Strategy on air pollution”, Brussels 21.9.2005) is to provide a specific contribution towards “levels of air quality that do not give rise to significant impacts on, and risks to human health and the environment”. This means no exceedance of critical loads and levels for the natural environment, and a safe level (if one exists) of population exposure for pollutants as particulate matter and ground level ozone. Given its huge health impact, PM is the first priority of the European Commission’s thematic strategy on air pollution.

From a cost-benefit analysis the European Commission has concluded that taking no further action is not an option. At the same time, fighting PM is an extremely complex issue for policy making, because PM comprises a multitude of primary and secondary components a multitude of sources, each with potentially different health impacts. The workshop will lead to a guidance publication to define the state of the art and the research gaps on non-exhaust emission from road transport.he strategic goal is to provide guidance to drive future research towards an improved understanding on the relationship between emissions, concentrations, exposure and health impact and on the effectiveness of potential remediation measures in the urban environment.

More specifically the debate will be divided in four main sessions on air pollution from non-exhaust emissions:

  • Measurements and emission estimates
  • Modeling
  • Health effects
  • Mitigation measures

We cordially invite all experts to attend the workshop and participate actively. We look forward to meeting you next July in Barcelona.

Yours sincerely, Fulvio Amato (Chairman)

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Preliminary Survey

  • “Before workshop dates, a preliminary survey was sent to all participants posing 10 questions about non-exhuast emissions from road traffic in order to identify common visions and possible disagreements. The results of this questionnaire are now available”.

Minutes of the meeting

Deliverable E3 experts workshop BDebate_Page_01

Press release

Presentations

Supporting documents

References

1_BDEBAT URBANAIR-035 1_BDEBAT URBANAIR-062   1_BDEBATURBANAIR-094 URBANAIR-008   1_BDEBAT URBANAIR-079 URBANAIR-0191_BDEBAT URBANAIR-149

Details

Start:
11 July, 2013
End:
12 July, 2013
Cost:
Registration by invitation only
Event Categories:
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Website:
http://www.bdebate.org/debat/urban-air-quality-challenge-non-exhaust-road-transport-emissions

Organizer

IDAEA – CSIC
Phone:
+34 934 006 100
Email:
Website:
http://contaminacion-atmosferica.es/

Venue

Cotxeres Del Palau Robert
Passeig de Gràcia, 107, Barcelona, 08008 Spain
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