Cleaning up our Air – a European City Ranking

BUND/Friends of the Earth Germany & the European Environmental Bureau invite you, on tuesday 31 March 2015, to a lunchtime debate in Brussels to mark the release of BUND’s 2015 city ranking ‘Sootfree Cities’.

‘Sootfree Cities’ ranks over 20 major European cities, including London, Paris, Rome Berlin and Madrid, according to improvements in air quality from transport policy measures.

The unveiling of the ranking will be followed by presentations on the clean air strategies of two cities and a panel debate involving cities, MEPs and NGOs about what should be done at city level and EU level to reduce air pollution in our cities.

The debate will be held in the Representation of Lower Saxony, Rue Montoyer 61, Brussels on tuesday 31 March 2015, 11:45-13:30 with lunch served afterwards

Twitter – #cleanair

 Programme:

11:30-11:45 Arrival
11:50 Introduction by Jeremy Wates, European Environmental Bureau
12:00 Presentation of the results of the ’Sootfree Cities’ ranking by Werner Reh, BUND
12:10-12:30 Presentations of the clean air strategies of Vienna and Copenhagen
12:30-13:30 Panel debate: What should be done at city level and EU level to improve air quality? Moderated by Dave Keating from the European Voice with:

    • Julie Girling, Member of the European Parliament, ECR
    • Seb Dance, Member of the European Parliament, S&D
    • Bas Eickhout, Member of the European Parliament, Greens-EFA
    • Karin Büchl-Krammerstätter, City of Vienna
    • Representative from the city of Copenhagen (tbc)
    • Jeremy Wates, European Environmental Bureau

13:30 Close and lunch served

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CHECK HERE below the INVITATION:

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