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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 […]

EU Clean Air Programme for Europe, out now!

Tweet On 18 December 2013, the European Commission presented a new “Clean Air Programme for Europe” and proposed a revised national emissions ceiling directive and a new directive on establishing emission limits for medium combustion plants. The long-term objective of the EU’s air quality policy is “to achieve levels of air quality that do not […]

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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.