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This workshop was organised as part of the CIVITAS thematic group on Clean Vehicles and Fuels. The aim of the group is to promote the exchange on key policies and measures in this area.
The workshop was organised jointly by Polis and Polis member Paris.
The first day of the workshop concentrated on the topic of air quality, while the second looked at clean vehicles procurement. Day 1 was split in two parts: in the morning the European Commission presented EU level policies on air quality, whereas the afternoon session showed how those have been implemented locally in a number of European cities. The European Commission representative informed that the two main legislative documents guiding the work on air quality in Europe will soon be updated. The National Emission Ceilings Directive, which sets limits for total emissions of certain air pollutants for the Member States has been recently revised. The Ambient Air Quality Directive will soon be revised as well. The representative of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission brought to light the newly developed SHERPA tool. The tool is designed to support local authorities in air quality planning and in assessing the impacts of these plans. Polis’ members Paris, Milan, Madrid and Rotterdam, together with Transport for London and Barcelona Metropolitan then presented their work in improving air quality in their cities using measures such as low emission zones (LEZ), congestion charges and pollution charges depending on the level of pollution of the vehicle.
The second day looked at clean vehicle procurement. The city of Paris presented its attempt to organize an inter-country joint procurement of clean vehicles, such as small commercial vehicles and refuse collection trucks, using the EU Clean Vehicle Directive. Catalonia region and the city of Stockholm presented their own experiences on clean vehicle procurement, the city of Rotterdam on electric charging infrastructure and a representative of the European Commission talked about the revision of the EU Clean Vehicle Directive.
The final agenda of the event can be found here.
The presentations can be downloaded from the links below:
Hervé Levifve, Advisor to Christophe Najdovski, Vice-Mayor in charge of transport, mobility and public space, City of Paris
Karine Léger, Chief Partnerships & communication officer, Air Parif
Francois Wakenhut, Head of Unit, European Commission, DG Environment
Enrico Pisoni, Scientific / Technical Project Officer, European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Martin Lutz, Head of Sector Air Quality, Senate Department for Urban Development and Environment Berlin
Claire Cheriyan, Principal Analyst, Transport for London
Juan Azcárate, Deputy Director General, City of Madrid
Marco Bedogni, Air quality expert, Mobility and Environment Agency, City of Milan
Carles Conill Vergés, Director Sustainable Mobility Service, Barcelona Metropolitan
Arnold Van den Berg, Team Leader, City of Rotterdam
Céline Frahtia-Levoir, Head of Purchasing Supports and Technics Office, City of Paris
María José Sarrias, Head of the Service of Environmental Qualification, Catalonia Region
Lutske Lindeman, Senior Manager, Traffic and Transport Sustainable Mobility, City of Rotterdam
Kemal Önel, Policy Officer, European Commission, DG Mobility and Transport
Jonas Ericson, Project Cordinator, Clean Vehicles, City of Stockholm
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