The European Commission is organizing the Clean Air Forum 2021 on 18-19 November. Registrations are open till 4 November.The event will most likely be in hydrib format with limited phisical presence in Madrid.A draft basic programme has been published on the webpage.This will be the third Clean Air Forum, a biennial event that brings together decision-makers, stakeholders and experts to reflect on the development and implementation of effective European, national and local air policies, projects and programmes – and to inform about the ongoing revision of EU rules.
The European Environment Agency published a new European city air quality viewer that allows you to check long term air pollution levels where you live.
The European Parliament has approved an own-initiative report on theImplementation of the Ambient Air Quality Directives: Directive 2004/107/EC and Directive 2008/50/ECProcedure file:https://oeil.secure.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/ficheprocedure.do?lang=en&reference=2020/2091(INI)Text adopted:https://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/TA-9-2021-0107_EN.htmlSummary of text adopted: https://oeil.secure.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/summary.do?id=1656762&t=d&l=en
The CoR Rapporteur participated as speaker to the Clean Air Dialogue in the Netherlands.The Clean Air Dialogues are bilateral structured dialogues proposed by the Clean Air Programme for Europe in 2013 to help foster the collaborative approach required to deliver actions for enhancing air quality and reducing air pollution in the future.Here the webpage on Clean Air Dialogue of the European Commission: https://ec.europa.eu/environment/air/clean_air/dialogue.htm
The organizers have prepared a connected publication that includes a contribution of the CoR Rapporteur:https://acquire-publishing.foleon.com/acquire/clean-air-dialogue/insights-from-the-european-committee-of-the-regions-and-the-eu-urban-agenda/
The Rapporteur participated to the last Stakeholder workshop – Zero Pollution Action Plan for air, water and soil.The publication of the plan is foreseen for May.
The CoR Rapporteur, Mr KARÁCSONY (HU/EPP), participated tot he meeting of the Committee for Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) of the European Parliament.He gave a statement during the discussion on the Implementation report on the Ambient Air Quality Directives, Rapporteur LÓPEZ (S&D/ES).https://oeil.secure.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/ficheprocedure.do?reference=2020/2091(INI)&l=en
See intervention in the video at minutes 17:22.https://multimedia.europarl.europa.eu/en/committee-on-environment-public-health-and-food-safety_20210204-1645-COMMITTEE-ENVI_vd
The CoR Rapporteur Karácsony (HU/EPP) participated with a statement to the debate on the Report on the Implementation of the Ambient Air Quality Directives: Directive 2004/107/EC and Directive 2008/50/EC https://oeil.secure.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/ficheprocedure.do?lang=en&reference=2020/2091(INI)at the the Committee for Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) of the European Parliament.
Video (See time 17:22 for intervention of the Rapporteur)https://multimedia.europarl.europa.eu/en/committee-on-environment-public-health-and-food-safety_20210204-1645-COMMITTEE-ENVI_vd
The European Commission opens its public consultation on the Zero pollution action plan for water, air and soil.Press release: https://ec.europa.eu/environment/news/commission-consults-zero-pollution-action-plan-2020-11-12_en
On the occasion of the 1st ever International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies our member János Ádám Karácsony urges that #CleanAirEU be on the top of the EU's recovery planRead more about his opinon: https://europa.eu/!mx66wM
The Rapporteur, Mr Karácsony (HU/EPP) met the Member of the European Parliament, Ms Tóth (EPP/HU) to discuss air policy.
Publication of the European Commission report on the implementation of Directive (EU) 2016/2284 on the reduction of national emissions of certain atmospheric pollutants (NEC Directive)https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?qid=1593765728744&uri=CELEX:52020DC0266
The rapporteur intervened as a speaker at the Webinar on Air pollution and COVID-19 organized by the European Policy Centre.
The Council adopts conclusions on air quality.