Citizens at the Centre conference

CANCELLED: ClairCity’s final conference on citizen-led air pollution and carbon reductions

Sadly, we have decided to cancel the conference due to the COVID-19.

Written 1/03/2020: Although the Health Authorities in Belgium, the Netherlands and neighbouring countries have not yet advised against travel to the region, the number of consortium partners and external participants who have restricted travel instructions from their organisations and will not be able to attend, as well as possible restrictions on large gatherings to curb the spread of the virus, has led to us having to cancel the conference.

This is sad news for the 100+ people that we expected to gather and disappointing given the relevant findings from ClairCity that we aimed to present and discuss with you, and the hard work and enthusiasm put by the project team and speakers to make this conference happen.

That said, we are exploring potential ways to disseminate the results of ClairCity. We will soon get in touch again to invite you to a series of webinars where you will be able to see the presentations and sessions that we had prepared for the conference, as well as ask questions to our researchers and consultants.  

Cities throughout Europe are faced with the challenge of tackling local air pollution and carbon emissions. ClairCity has been working with citizens, decision-makers and cities across Europe to find out how the involvement of citizens in these decision-making processes can accelerate progress towards clean air and low carbon futures.

If you have any questions, please email Irati Artola.

ClairCity conference 2019

Our 2019 conference was hosted in the Portuguese city of Aveiro on 10th April. We were delighted to host over 60 external participants which included high-level polititians (including the President of the Aveiro Region and Mayor of Aveiro, and Mayors of various other municipalities in the Aveiro Region), NGOs (environmental NGOs and sustainabile mobility / cycling focused NGOs), and university and school staff and students.

You can also read about the conference in Portuguese.

Invited speakers

Dr. Alexandra Monteiro, University of Aveiro Air quality in the CIRA perspective
Susana Castelo, TIS Portugal Visions for a future clean mobility in the CIRA
Isabel Lança, Administração Regional de Saúde do Centro Air pollution impact on health
PacOpar Estarreja Role of Industry to improve on carbon and air quality
Porto de Aveiro Role of the Port to improve on carbon and air quality
Agostinho Oliveira, CM Murtosa; António Rodrigues, AE Gafanha de Nazaré; José Carlos Mota, University of Aveiro What’s the room for cycling in the CIRA

ClairCity presentations

Prof. Enda Hayes Involving citizens in policymaking – Lessons so far from ClairCity
Dr. Vera Rodrigues and Kris Vanherle Modelling for impacts on air quality, health and carbon footprint in ClairCity
Dr. Stephan Slingerland Policy lessons so far from ClairCity

Posters from each of the municipalities in CIRA showcasing their best practices in themes of health, air quality and carbon emissions are also available.

3ª Conferência Anual ClairCity – CIRA

Decorreu, com enorme sucesso, no passado dia 10 de abril de 2019, no edifício da Assembleia Municipal de Aveiro, a terceira Conferência Anual ClairCity, uma iniciativa conjunta entre a Universidade de Aveiro (UA) e a Comunidade Intermunicipal da Região de Aveiro (CIRA).

A conferência teve como objetivo principal sensibilizar os cidadãos da CIRA em relação à poluição atmosférica e às emissões de carbono, observando como todos contribuem para o problema e de que forma este afeta a saúde dos cidadãos e as suas vidas. Para isso, contou com a presença de diversos oradores, desde investigadores do projeto a representantes de entidades locais.

Posters de boas práticas

Apresentações

O sucesso deste evento só foi possível devido à forte participação dos cidadãos da CIRA. A eles e aos oradores o nosso muito obrigada!

Patrocinador:
Um especial agradecimento à Costa Nova pelas belíssimas peças oferecidas aos oradores.

Algumas fotografias do evento:

ClairCity annual conference 2018

 

The ClairCity annual conference 2018 took place in our partner city of Sosnowiec, Poland on 25th April 2018.

It was attended by a range of local, national and international organisations and interested participants, as well as our ClairCity team and External Advisory Board members. The day was split into four sections, covering different issues. Click on the links below to see the slides from each presenter. These links cover two of the four sessions from the day. A full selection of all presentations will be available shortly.

European and international experiences

The (re)emerging problem of solid fuel use and PM emissions in Bristol and the UK (Bristol City Council) Andy Edwards

Pro-environmental behavioural change: Role of personalised informational intervention (iSCAPE project) Muhammad Adnan

Integrated air pollution management in Delhi city (Indian Institute of Technology) Mukesh Khare Residential wood combustion in the Nordic area (NILU) Susana Lopez-Aparicio

ClairCity project presentations

The ClairCity process – bringing the evidence together & ClairCity Skylines app. Enda Hayes (NO GIFs)

GreenANTS app. Mirjam Fredriksen

Delphi process and citizen voice. Jim Longhurst

Modelling behaviour in heating and transport. Kris Vanherle

 

Our local contacts in Sosnowiec made this short report about the event.

The story behind ClairCity

Our project team have been working across academia, government and civil society to share the ClairCity project. We are sharing our outcomes, but also explaining the theory behind the project, why we think it is important to involve citizens in air quality research projects and how we have put this in action within ClairCity. Here are two presentations that give some of the academic background and communication strategy behind the project.

This presentation was given at the Bristol Natural History Consortium “Communicate 2017” seminar series by Tim Chatterton, Corra Boushel and Laura Fogg Rogers to an audience of academics and practitioners in science communication.

The following presentation by Corra Boushel focuses on the communications strategy for ClairCity for EASME – the European Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises. This presentation was part of an event aimed at other European funded projects who are planning their communications.

ClairCity conference agenda released

Our first annual conference will take place in Szentendre, one hour from Budapest, Hungary on 24th May 2017. We warmly welcome anyone who is interested in air pollution, citizen engagement, carbon emissions and the future of our cities. The conference is free to attend, and individuals, NGOs, local organisations, and representatives of local, national or international authorities are all be welcome to join us.

Download our draft agenda: ClairCity Conference 24 May 2017 Szentendre draft agenda Feb 2017
Download our registration form: Registration form ClairCity conference 22-24 May 2017

Our conference theme for 2017 is “Tackling urban air quality: citizen-led approaches.” We have a range of speakers from the ClairCity project, as well as our Advisory Panel and external invited guests. Over the course of the day, we will consider the issues of air quality and how these relate to climate change and public health. In this first conference, we are focusing our attention on the practical implications of current research on behavioural change related to environmental and social issues, and public engagement. Through the lectures and time allocated to discussion and response, this conference is a space to deliberate the future vision for air quality, climate change and public health. Please see our draft agenda for more details.

Szentendre is a beautiful town in Hungary, easily accessible from Budapest just one hour away. On the registration form you will find hotel and logistical information.

We look forward to welcoming as many of you as possible to our conference. If you have any questions or would like to register for the conference, please use the registration form attached and contact epeto@rec.org