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Clean Air Challenge at COP24

Clean Air Challenge
Transport and heating solutions for better air quality

Location: Katowice, EU Pavilion, Room 1 “Brussels”
Time: Monday, 3 December from 14:30 to 16:00


  • Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President in charge of the Energy Union, European Commission
  • Bertrand Piccard, Explorer, Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation
  • Diego Pavia, CEO, EIT InnoEnergy
  • Patrick Labat, Senior Executive Vice-President for the Northern Europe Zone, Veolia
  • Aleksander Nawrat, Deputy Director, NCBIR
  • Julia Patorska, Leader of Economic Analysis Team, Sustainability Consulting Central Europe, Senior Manager, Deloitte

According to the European Commission, the total external costs related to the health effects of smog are estimated around 2.9% of the European GDP every year. In Europe, smog primarily results from combustion of hydrocarbons in road transport and heating.

Based on this observation, EIT InnoEnergy has elaborated a study of available solutions to help public authorities alleviate existing smog concentrations in their countries / regions.

During the side-event, EIT InnoEnergy would like to emphasize these solutions through case-studies and across three levers: education, regulation and economic incentives. The panel of speakers will then discuss the results of the study and help elaborate it further on how these solutions can be implemented at national / regional and / or local level.