The event will also include a presentation of the book Air Quality in Cities: A Global Challenge, led by Xavier Querol and 17 expert contributors. Attendants will receive a copy of the book.
Ms Maria Eugenia Coronado, Director-General of the Naturgy Foundation, and Mr Daniel Calleja Crespo, Director-General of DG Environment at the European Commission, will open the event. They will be followed by a keynote speech from Ms Nathalie Roebbel, Coordinator Air Pollution and Urban Health, World Health Organisation, and an expert panel to discuss solutions to tackling air pollution in urban areas.
16:00h Opening addresses
Ms María Eugenia Coronado, Director General, Naturgy Foundation.
Mr Daniel Calleja Crespo, Director General of DG Environment, European Commission.
16:30h Keynote Speech: Air Quality and its effects on health
Ms Nathalie Roebbel, Coordinator Air Pollution and Urban Health, World Health Organisation. Download the presentation
17:00h European cities and their experiences in tackling air quality challenges:
Madrid: fostering alternative energy vehicles for urban mobility
Mr Juan Azcárate Luxán, Deputy Director General for Energy and Climate Change, Madrid City Council. Download the presentation
Berlin: the most efficient low-emissions zone
Mr Martin Lutz, Head of Sector on Air Quality Management, Senate Department of Environmental, Transport and Climate Protection. Download the presentation
Milan and Lombardy: analysis and perspectives on air quality and the impact of wood burning
Mr Guido Lanzani, Head of Air Quality Unit, Environmental Monitoring Area, ARPA Lombardy. Download the presentation
18:00h Pannel Discussion
18:30h Cocktail Reception