Cutting Edge Approaches for Pollution Assessment in Cities (CAPACITIE)
The CAPACITIE project focuses on pollution in urban environments and is one of the prestigious Marie Curie Initial Training Networks (ITNs) funded by the European Commission.
CAPACITIE includes 12 PhD projects, addressing a variety of issues linked to pollution monitoring in cities, such as the development of new technologies for pollution monitoring. Today, more than 50% of the world’s population lives in cities, and nearly 2 billion extra urban residents expected in the next 20 years. This underlines the importance of better understanding the factors and processes affecting urban pollution, and its potential negative impacts on human health and environment. The broad nature of the challenge is witnessed by the project setup: associate and partner organisations of CAPACITIE span the industrial, regulatory, consultancy, research and governmental sectors.
As part of the CAPACITIE project Ecologic Institute, in cooperation with the German Federal Environmental Agency (UBA), organized and hosted an intensive three-day training course for PhD students from 27 to 29 April 2015 in Dessau and Berlin (Germany), entitled "Policy and Regulation of Pollutants in the Environment".