ClairCity newsletter ClairCity newsletter December 2019 - Page 2

ClairCity Citizen-led air pollution reduction in cities Issue 7 contents - December 2019 Welcome..................................................... 2 New ClairCity graphics...................................3 Aveiro Regional Conference...........................4 Website Refresh...........................................4 Polish Meeting Success................................... 5 GreenAnts App.............................................6 Beyond Business as Usual...............................6 Meet the team..............................................7 Air Quality News...........................................8 ClairCity project team and advisory board Project consortium Welcome to ClairCity Trinomics B.V. (Project Coordinator, Netherlands) Urban air pollution in Europe has hit the headlines multiple times since our last newletter. In the past few months, the Netherlands saw farmer protests descend on the Hague over new air pollution legislation, a Polish town has been battling with thick smog emitted from a nearby coalmine and Bristol has declared a Climate Emergency in response to pressure from Extinction Rebellion. University of the West of England, Bristol (Technical Lead, UK) PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (Netherlands) Statistics Netherlands CBS (Netherlands) Technical University of Denmark (Denmark) Norwegian Institute for Air Research (Norway) TECHNE Consulting (Italy) Transport & Mobility Leuven (Belgium) University of Aveiro (Portugal) Municipality of Amsterdam (Netherlands) Bristol City Council (UK) Intermunicipal Community of Aveiro Region (Portugal) Liguria Region (Italy) Municipality of Ljubljana (Slovenia) It is rather timely, then, that our results from our cities emissions modelling and engagement techniques are about to be released! Our Policy Pack is being finalised and our engagement packs for communities and scientists are well underway. Stay tuned for their release early next year. 2020 presents a great opportunity for us to capitalise on this recent coverage and show what can and should be done for a future with clean air. These last few months will be crucial for dissemination: bringing our findings to citizens, policy makers and stakeholders and looking ahead to ask the question: what’s next for a future with clean air? Sosnowiec City Council (Poland) If you have any questions or comments about our work or our future plans, don’t hesitate to get in touch. ClairCity runs from 2016-2020 and has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 689289. This newsletter is produced by the ClairCity Communications team led by UWE Bristol. Articles can be republished with the editors’ permission. 2