Air pollution

Clean air is essential for a healthy life. More than 400,000 early deaths are caused each year by air pollution in Europe. We are all affected but some, especially children and older people, are more vulnerable than others. We are fighting for everybody’s right to breathe clean air.


Air pollution


Air pollution


Air pollution

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    UK minister discourages diesel as pollution deadline looms

    Today is the deadline for the UK government to convince the European Commission it has done enough to reduce illegal levels of air pollution across the country and avoid being taken to the European Court of Justice.

  • birds flying prague

    Victory for health as Czech court dismisses Prague’s inadequate Air Quality Plan

    A court in Prague has dismissed the Czech government’s Air Quality Plan for the city, ruling that it failed to bring air pollution within legal limits as soon as possible.

  • headlights on autobahn at dusk

    As court case looms, Germany’s likely leaders pledge to protect diesel

    Environmental lawyers have called Germany out on its “false priorities” as air pollution remains at illegal levels.

  • Image of cars at crossroads

    New powers to prosecute emissions cheats unconvincing

    The UK government has just announced a consultation on plans for new powers which would allow it to prosecute carmakers that cheat emissions tests – but the government has so far failed to use the powers it already has.

  • Resources


  • Simon Alcock, Communications and Public Affairs Manager

    Simon Alcock

  • Ellen Baker, Communications, ClientEarth

    Ellen Baker

  • Jon Bennett

  • Emilie Debatty, Programme Assistant, Strategic Litigation, Environmental Lawyers ClientEarth

    Emilie Debatty

  • Karla Hill, Director of Programmes, ClientEarth

    Karla Hill

  • Ilona Jędrasik

  • Sabrina Kon, Development and Programme Officer, Environmental Lawyers ClientEarth

    Sabrina Kon

  • Andrea Lee

  • Catherine Maguire, Community Campaign Network Coordinator, Clean Air Team, ClientEarth

    Catherine Maguire

  • Denitsa Mladenova, Programme Officer, Strategic Litigation, Environmental Lawyers ClientEarth

    Denitsa Mladenova

  • Amy Rose, Head of Strategic Litation, ClientEarth

    Amy Rose

  • Ugo Taddei

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