EUROCITIES advocates for more standards and better governance at eco-innovation summit on air quality

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EUROCITIES was invited to the closing panel of the eco-innovation summit on air quality taking place in Sofia, where it showcased the range of measures cities are taking in air quality and made recommendations on the need for more national commitment and resources as well as more coherence in national and EU policy on source policy.

The event organised by the Commission’s Directorate General for Environment and the Ministry of Environment and Water of the Republic of Bulgaria, one week after Commissioner for Environment, Karmenu invited ministers from 9 Member States to explain what actions they will take on air quality before taking Commission takes them to court for exceeding agreed air pollution limits. 

More than 500 people attended the two days event, which discussed the sources of air pollution originating from energy use, transport and agriculture. The issue of how to secure financing for eco-innovative solutions were also presented. 

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