On March 26, 2014, ATRC, in the framework of the regional project Env.Net organized the roundtable “The impact of transport on air quality in the municipality.” In the roundtable participated the representatives of the Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ministry of European Integration, Municipality of Prishtina, Ombudsman, independent agencies and institutes, and organizations of civil society. Through the discussion of this topic, ATRC has sought jointly with representatives of institutions, civil society and environmental experts to analyze the situation about air quality in Pristina and identify alternatives to reduce or eliminate pollution.
At the beginning of the roundtable, ATRC has presented the findings of a monitoring / evaluation of the situation, and then representatives of the Ministry of European Integration, Municipality of Prishtina, the Ombudsman, the Hydrometeorology Institute of Kosovo and civil society organizations have made separate presentations panels.
The roundtable participants concluded that transport in Prishtina is assessed as the second polluter after Obiliq power plants. Among the main causes of this condition are old cars, poor quality fuel oil, not good public transport and generally insufficient control of air quality. Representatives of civil society institutions agreed that they should work more on taking concrete steps to improve the quality of air transport.