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.
Claims from Bosch that a new technology could slash polluting NOx emissions from diesel vehicles have been treated sceptically by environmental lawyers.
According to news reports out today, the European Commission will further postpone taking legal action against nine EU countries for their prolonged failure to address illegal pollution.
New figures obtained through a Freedom of Information request are a reminder that action on air pollution is needed now.
A fresh wave of legal action brings the number of German clean air cases to 30, and may prompt authorities across the country to introduce diesel restrictions.
After Stuttgart’s “botched” attempt to appeal against diesel bans, authorities are still stalling on putting them in place.
Over several years of legal action to improve European air quality, ClientEarth has built a body of leading clean air resources. This section, updated regularly, features links to court rulings, policy developments, and ClientEarth’s Clean Air Handbook, among other useful documents.
- Legal test for feasibility studies
- Defra Response to Environmental Information Request on proposals to improve air quality
- ClientEarth and EEB Environmental Information Request to Defra on proposals to improve air quality
- High Court ruling on ClientEarth (No2) vs SSEFRA, AQP consultation
- High Court ruling on ClientEarth (No2) vs SSEFRA, pre-election “purdah”
- High Court Order on ClientEarth (No3) vs SSEFRA, liberty to apply and air pollution plans
- Polskie kłopoty z prawem UE z powodu przekroczeń PM10
- ClientEarth Clean Air case: REA interim judgment – interlocutory judgment
- Uwagi ClientEarth Prawnicy dla Ziemi do projektu “uchwały antysmogowej” dla Mazowsza
- Brussels air quality monitoring results 2017 – testing for NO2
- Brussels air quality monitoring 2017 – results spreadsheet
- Methodology for ClientEarth’s independent air quality monitoring in Brussels
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