26 June 2020

Most member states are failing to protect citizens from toxic air

Nearly all member states must step up their effort to cut air pollution and ensure citizens can breathe clean air, states the European Commission in a […]
21 April 2020

Air pollution returns to China

Europe risks going “back to a dirty future” Covid-19 deaths linked to pollution   21 April 2020, Brussels – Air pollution is returning to China after […]
6 March 2020

EU governments admit they need to do more to improve air quality

EU environment ministers have accepted that more needs to be done to ensure European air quality standards are met across the continent. Civil society groups welcomed […]
29 November 2019

EU Commission to get tougher on air quality laggards – Fitness Check concludes

Brussels, 29 November 2019 – The European Commission has published its conclusions on the Fitness Check of the EU Ambient Air Quality Directive, at the Clean […]
16 October 2019

Air pollution: New figures reveal extent of problem, but ten governments fail to plan

Poor air quality is putting our health at stake, reveals the European Environment Agency in a new report released today – but campaigners warn national action […]
7 October 2019

International treaty takes off towards cleaner air

The amended Gothenburg Protocol enters into force today, marking an important step towards protecting human health, ecosystems and the climate from dangerous pollutants.   The protocol sets […]
11 September 2019

Half of EU governments fail to deliver a plan to cut air pollution

Five months past the deadline, EU officials are still waiting for fifteen Member States to detail their programmes to improve air quality. National governments were due […]
25 July 2019

Right to clean air: the Commission takes Bulgaria and Spain to court

The Commission is sending Bulgaria and Spain to Europe’s highest Court for repeatedly breaching EU air quality standards and failing to guarantee citizens’ right to clean […]
20 June 2019

EU funding ‘new coal lobby club’ as part of €10m annual gift to coal ‘research’

The European Commission is paying coal lobby wages, as part of millions of Euros it spends every year on coal ‘research’ projects. Documents obtained under access […]
30 April 2019

Most EU governments failed to file air pollution plans by April deadline

EU officials are still waiting to receive crucial air pollution reduction programmes from fourteen EU governments, including France, Germany, Poland and Spain. National governments were supposed […]
28 November 2018

EU climate strategy sets course, now governments must speed up

Energy efficiency and circular economy crucial   Europe still 10 years behind Paris Agreement   €200bn of annual health benefits by cutting air pollution   The […]
30 October 2018

EU governments announce “green deal” for transport in Europe

‘Graz Declaration’ could be a turning point for air quality and transport in Europe   Ministers promise a “transformation” of European mobility   More money for […]