As part of France’s National Air Quality Day, come and join us to reinvent our air at the 1st edition of AIR24, organized by AtmoSud and FIMEA and supported by thecamp.
The event will be an opportunity to assess the current state of affairs regarding this key issue for the future and to put the spotlight on some common preconceptions.
France Has Room for Progress
In May 2018, France was referred to the European Court of Justice for “failing to respect agreed air quality limit values and for failing to take appropriate measures to keep exceedance periods as short as possible”. Particulate matter PM10 and nitrogen dioxide linked to road vehicles are today recognized as being the major causes of air pollution in France.
Air Not Necessarily Cleaner in South Than in North
Stinging eyes and a tickly throat are not symptoms common only in the Ile-de-France region, and Paris in particular. Air pollution is also a problem in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. In fact, in 2016, Nice, Cannes, Marseille and Toulon were top of the list of most polluted cities, out of a total of 150 French cities studied by the French reference laboratory for air quality monitoring (LCSQA).
Marseille Metro Area Experiences Peaks of Pollution
Due to its plentiful sunshine in summer and its urban, port and industrial activity, Marseille’s air pollution levels skyrocket. According to the air quality watchdog AtmoSud (formerly Air PACA), it is estimated that between 10 and 20% of pollution is due to shipping and port activities. And it’s at berth that a ship most impacts the city’s air quality, emitting the equivalent of 30,000 vehicles (source).
Let’s Reinvent Our Air Together!
Join us at thecamp on Wednesday September 18 for AIR24, an event organized by AtmoSud and the FIMEA, with the support of the Sud Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Regional Council, an event that brings together stakeholders working to make tomorrow’s air more breathable and less hazardous to health.
This unique forum is intended to be open to all and an opportunity to discuss and experiment with new solutions for improving air quality on a daily basis, in the company of experts recognized in their fields and featuring installations combining technology and artistic performance.
Find all the resources from this year's event at the AIR24 website (in French).