Edoardo Croci

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Edoardo Croci (Milan, November 15, 1961) is an Italian environmentalist and politician.

Ecopass[edit]

As Milan city Councilor for Mobility, Transport and the Environment, he introduced an innovative urban road pricing toll, related to fine dust emissions, to access the city center since 2 January 2008.[1] The system called Ecopass has been defined as a pollution charge [1] in the category of Congestion pricing systems. Ecopass reduced PM10 emissions by 23% in the first 11 months of operation.[2] It has been studied by researchers and policy makers worldwide [3][4] as an example of transport economics. Ecopass reduced congestion (the congestion index fell by 4,7%) and improved road safety (a 10.5% drop in accidents in the toll zone).[5]

City referendum[edit]

After leaving the Municipality he assumed the role of President of the “committee for referendums on the environment and the quality of life in Milan” in 2010.[6] The committee promoted referendums on mobility, energy, water, green, and the world EXPO 2015.[2]:58 All the referendums were approved with votes between 79% and 95%.[7] The experience is considered an exemplar case of environmental democracy at the international level, as it was sponsored by deputy majors of five major European cities.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Europe | Milan introduces traffic charge". BBC News. 2008-01-02. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  2. ^ a b "OECD Environmental Performance Reviews OECD Environmental Performance ... - OECD". 2013-03-20.  Edoardo Croci at Google Books
  3. ^ OECD Economic Surveys p. 109
  4. ^ Primer p. 105
  5. ^ Milan p. 5
  6. ^ Milan's pollution harge pag 10
  7. ^ "COMUNE DI MILANO - Banche dati elettorale". Comune.milano.it. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  8. ^ "Sostegno a MilanoSìMuove da Parigi, Bruxelles, Barcellona, Monaco e Graz | Referendum per l'ambiente e la mobilità a Milano". Milanosimuove.it. 2011-12-22. Retrieved 2013-08-25.