Air quality, climate change & energy efficiency

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This working group addresses air quality, climate change and energy efficiency issues affecting European cities.


Objectives:

  • increasing knowledge among working group members on how to raise citizen awareness on air quality, health, climate and energy issues in cities

Thematic priorities:

Air quality: 

  • providing EU institutions with a city perspective on the EU air quality policy review inclusing , Real Driving Emissions, Type Approval, NEC directive,

  • developing links with other stakeholders at EU level on air quality issues

  • collecting best practice examples that contribute to improving air quality and to the implementation of EU legislation in cities

Climate change: 

  • monitoring and responding to the EU strategy for climate adaptation

  • exchanging knowledge and best practices on climate mitigation and adaptation initiatives in cities, including the discussion of financial instruments for climate action

Energy efficiency:

  • providing cities perspective on the energy union and the  clean energy package (including Energy Performance of Building Directive, Energy Efficiency Directive, Renewable Energy Directive, Governance, Eco-design) 

  • exchanging knowledge and best practices on energy efficiency initiatives in cities, including the discussion of financial instruments for energy action


chair

Elliot Treharne
London
Air Quality Manager

chair

Inge Van De Klundert
Utrecht
Policy advisor sustainability