Replacing 13% of vehicles in Madrid and Barcelona with natural gas cars will avoid 50,000 tonnes of emissions per year
The GAS NATURAL FENOSA Foundation presents the publication ‘La calidad del aire en las ciudades. Un reto mundial’, a book that analyses the causes and consequences of poor air quality and suggests some specific ways to deal with the problem.
According to the World Health Organisation, only one in ten people around the world live in a city that meets the conditions for minimum air quality.
Road transport is one of the sectors with the worst greenhouse gas emissions and accounts for approximately one third of energy consumption in the European Union.
Besides Madrid and Barcelona, the study examines air quality and its impact on the public in several major cities around the world, such as Berlin, Mexico, Santiago de Chile, Bogota and the Lombardy region in Italy.
The GAS NATURAL FENOSA Foundation presented ‘La calidad del aire en las ciudades. Un reto mundial’ yesterday, a publication that analyses the causes and consequences of poor air quality and suggests improvement plans and ways to deal with the problem.
This publication, promoted by the power company’s foundation, has been coordinated by Xavier Querol, a research professor at the National Scientific Research Council (CSIC), and received contributions from 18 leading experts worldwide.
The book’s aim is to highlight how “air quality is just as important a problem as climate change but with more immediate adverse effects, and the solution requires us all to work together,” explained Martí Solà, General Manager of the foundation.