Agenzia Mobilità Ambiente e Territorio Srl
AMAT Agenzia Mobilità Ambiente e Territorio (i.e. Milan’s Agency for Mobility and Environment) is an in-house proving company totally owned by the City of Milan, committed to providing strategic planning with integrated approaches and technical studies to the Municipality of Milan for urban mobility, environmental sustainability and urban rehabilitation. The activities of AMAT are annually approved by the City Council. Currently, AMAT has a staff of about 80 employees and about 30 collaborators.
Among the activities related to the air quality, can be mentioned the design, implementation and monitoring activities of the road traffic environmental regulations (such as in ‘Area C’, the Congestion Charge Area of Milan, and in ‘Area B’, the Low Emission Area covering all the urbanised area), the periodic inspections of all domestic heating systems, the organisation of air quality monitoring campaigns. The collected data are used for upgrading the Milan emission inventory (bottom-up approach) to support the urban policies aimed to improve local air quality. Modelling support is provided by means of regional, urban and microscale dispersion models (examples: Cuvelier et al., CityDelta: A model intercomparison study to explore the impact of emission reductions in European cities in 2010, Atm.Env. 41 (2007) 189-207; Thunis et al., Analysis of model responses to emission-reduction scenarios within the CityDelta project, Atm.Env. 41 (2007) 208-220).
AMAT was Action Leader within the framework of the Urban Agenda for the EU – Partnership for Air Quality, and currently is supporting the City of Milan in the preparation of an Urban Air Quality Plan that will provide a comprehensive strategy aimed to reduce the air pollution levels in the city, Resolution N° 1653 of 4 October 2019 of the City Council of Milan.
As a specific contribution to the proposal, AMAT will coordinate the activities related to the uncertainty analysis of emission factors and emission estimations for some activities, focussing mainly on road traffic particulate resuspension and domestic heating (including wood combustion), in order to evaluate the potential impact on the regional and urban modelling results.