Clean air for health
Breathing is the most basic human function to sustain life. And yet, air pollution remains the largest environmental health risk in Europe, despite increasing awareness of the health impacts of air pollution over decades and various policy initiatives at international, European, national, regional and city levels.
Do you live in a city? This is what air pollution is doing to us.
An overview of the 2019 Lancet Countdown report on the links between health and climate change.read more
In Germany alone, air pollution leads to 62,300 early deaths every year. We urge the German government to refrain from any attempts to weaken air quality standards.read more
Although the deal waters down the ambitious proposal by the European Parliament, the 37.5% cut by 2030 improves the very weak Commission suggestion of just 30%.read more
Analysis & Opinion
What actions can we expect from the EU to tackle air pollution in the next five years?read more
The devastating consequences of asthma show, more than ever, that action to address air pollution is vitally needed in Europe.read more
More attention is now being paid to the effects of the air we breathe on public health – what next for EU policies to tackle air pollution?read more
Do you have a question?
Meet our Clean Air for Health Policy Lead.
Policy Manager for Health Policy Coherence
+32 2 233 3872