Almost 400.000 people die from air pollution each year in Europe. The implementation of low emission zones (LEZ) is one of the most popular ways to tackle the problem, and have have already been adopted by more than 250 cities in the EU. But so far they are simply based on the so called Euro classes, which do not properly reflect differences in emissions.
A more targeted and efficient monitoring solution
NEMO’s new and exclusively European solution will be able to inform the owners of highly emitting vehicles, deny access to certain zones and make Periodical Technical Inspections more targeted, and therefore more efficient, for both vehicles owners and technical services. The key to lower emissions and noise in our cities comes from monitoring actual emissions from vehicles, when and where they drive, and take action in real-time. Here cities’ experiences and knowledge is crucial in order to enable practical local adoptions of NEMO’s new solution.
Remote and in real-time
NEMO’s flexibility and integration approach will make it possible to adapt the technology to the various European infrastructures and to the very different needs of governments, police forces, city councils and infrastructure operators. To accelerate the scaling up and local adoption NEMO is creating a European best practice exchange network for cities that are interested in putting Europe at the technological forefront of the battle against emissions from transport.
Input from cities will be part of a new policy paper
NEMO’s partner Transport & Environment will publish a ‘White Paper’ on policies implementing the results of NEMO: The policy proposals will be discussed with selected experts and city EU representatives in order to finetune the suggested policies, identify practical difficulties and identify the approaches that cities are most interested in. This feedback will be taken into account when drafting the White Paper’ addressed to EU legislators and national authorities, in order to achieve the intended 30% improvement in air quality for road traffic and the intended 20% reduction in noise. The paper will map existing policies, identify priority areas and options for change, formulate concise policy recommendations and include a collection of best practices.
To learn more about the exchange network and join, please contact Cecilia Mattea at Transport & Environment.
Clean Vehicles Officer
Transport & Environment
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