Two thirds of Europeans live in cities. More than 80% of people living in urban areas that monitor air pollution are exposed to air quality levels that exceed the World Health Organization (WHO) limits, with low-income or other disadvantaged populations the most impacted. EPHA is working with a number of organisations at national level to campaign for healthier cities where urban policies reduce air pollution and increase physical activity via safe, active and sustainable mobility.
Air pollution and transport policies at city level
An analysis of 28 types of urban policies and their effects on tackling transport-related air pollution
Health impacts and health costs of diesel emissions in the EU
The health costs of diesel emissions in 9 European countries
News and advocacy
Open letter to the European Parliament’s ENVI committee ahead of the vote on the revision of the car and van CO2 law.
Microplastic pollution is now ubiquitous across the planet leading to an increasing concern regarding their impact on environment and human health.
Open letter calling EU decision-makers to put vans on a credible path to zero emissions and increase the CO₂ reduction ambition.
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