Comunication

National and European authorities will discuss about traffic pollution in Madrid

27 april 2018

Next May 3rd, LIFE GySTRA project organises the event Car Exhaust and environmental policies: the potential of remote sensing, in Madrid, with the main objective of publishing the actions which are being carried out in the framework of this European project and, thus, backing the efforts of European Union to improve the air quality in members countries. Since ‘Dieselgate’ scandal came to light, the European Parliament requested to European states to ‘establish remote monitoring systems for the fleet to identify and control excessively polluting vehicles’. These vehicles are responsible for the 80% of the total pollution generated by traffic.

LIFE GySTRA project, led by CARTIF, pretends to solve this problem throughout the creation of a global system to quantify the car’s emissions in real traffic situations. This solution is not only to control them, but to support the creation of a common policy in order to get a reduction. The project is going to design a RSD+ (Remote Sensing Device), which measures vehicle emissions remotely with guarantee of accuracy.

In the event, the project team will explain this technology and show the expected results after its application.

The conference will take place May 3rd 2018, in Madrid (Paseo de la Castellana, 46).

To attend the event, it is necessary to send a email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or in the number +34 915 592 868.

 

Programme:

9:30 – 10:00        Registration

10:00 – 10:15     Welcome and opening speech

  • Secretary of State for the Environment. Spanish Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment.

10:15 – 10:30     LIFE GySTRA project

  • Javier Buhigas. Technical coordinator of LIFE GySTRA project (OPUS-RSE)

10:30 – 11:30    Defining regulatory framework in order to facilitate the Remote Sensing in Spain

  • Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment. General direction of quality and environmental evaluation and natural environment.
  • Congress of Deputies. Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Environment.
  • Mercè Ruis. General Director of Environmental Quality and Climate Change (Government of Catalonia).
  • General Direction of the Environment. Madrid’s Community.
  • Paz Valiente. General Coordinator of Environment and Mobility (City of Madrid).

Moderator: Clara Navío. President of APIA.

11:30 – 12:00     Coffee

12:00 – 13:00     New policy of sustainable mobility based on information about emissions generated by traffic

  • Manuel Pujadas. Department of Environment (CIEMAT).
  • Sheila Watson. Environment and Research (FIA Foundation).
  • Vicente Franco. Policy officer (DG Environment, European Commission)

Moderator: Javier Buhigas. Technical coordinator of LIFE GySTRA project (OPUS-RSE).

13:00           Closing

  • Daniel Calleja. DG Environment (European Commission).
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