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Climate Change and Air Quality: a necessary integration

Tweet In these days delegates from all over the world are gathered in Paris where the twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) and the eleventh session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) are taking place. The ultimate objective of both […]

Policy Address in view of the vote of the National Emission Cieling (NEC) Directive at the European Parliament

Tweet Issues around (non) implementation of EU Air Quality Directive What is the problem with air quality? Pollutants emitted into the air we breathe from various sectors like industry, motor vehicles, agriculture and heating are responsible for bad ambient air quality (AQ), which has been recognised by the Word Health Organisation (WHO)[1] as the single […]

Volskwagen Emissions Scandal: European Press Review

Tweet                       Sefira, as European project, has done an International Press Review about the Volkswagen Emissions Scandal. This post is always updating, please come back soon. Please see below: Poland Afera ze spalinowymi przekrętami VW rozszerza się na cały świat (Affair with exhaust scams VW […]

EPA vs Volkswagen: diesel real drive emissions debate on the media

Tweet           English: Declarations of Prof. Martin Williams (King’s College London) 22/09/2015 – Source: theguardian.com http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/sep/22/vw-chief-martin-winterkorn-defiant-over-emissions-cheating-scandal 23/09/2015 http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/sep/22/vw-chief-martin-winterkorn-defiant-over-emissions-cheating-scandal 24/09/2015 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/sep/22/the-rise-diesel-in-europe-impact-on-health-pollution Italiano: Interviste con Prof.ssa Michela Maione (Coordinatrice Scientifica Progetto SEFIRA – Università di Urbino) 22/09/2015 – Fonte: quotidiano.net http://www.quotidiano.net/volkswagen-urbino-sefira-1.1327384 23/09/2015 – Fonte: Ansa.it http://www.ansa.it/marche/notizie/2015/09/23/volkswagen-urbino-studia-caso-dal-2014_78f686cf-a39e-4bf7-ba9d-3f5a0a71a675.html 23/09/2015 – Fonte: Rainews.it http://www.rainews.it/dl/rainews/articoli/Scandalo-Volkswagen-Frassoni-Verdi-Europei-Test-su-strada-e-non-in-laboratorio-82dc21fe-4fb3-4a9d-bc9b-b5bef0977996.html    

United States EPA vs Volkswagen: defeat devices on diesel passenger cars

Tweet           SEFIRA Project is following the developments of the breaking news about the accusation from the United States EPA to Volkswagen of cheating on real driving emissions on its diesel fleet. The controversial relationship between declared, tested and real drive emission (RDE) has already been described in the past years […]

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Socio Economic implications For Individual Responses to Air Pollution policies in EU +27

SEFIRA has the objective of creating a European coordination of transdisciplinary scientific and socio-economic resources in order to support the review and implementation of air quality legislation by the European Commission (EC) led by DG Environment. SEFIRA will coordinate some of the best scientific and socio-economic resources and will review air quality policies and legislation at the interface between environmental, economic and social sciences in order to achieve a deeper understanding of these complex issues. The main fields involved in the action will be atmospheric sciences, environmental and legal sociology, anthropology, geography and economics.