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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    European Commission once again delays taking action to fight for clean air

    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.

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    UK government spends £500,000 defending long-standing inaction on air quality

    New figures obtained through a Freedom of Information request are a reminder that action on air pollution is needed now.

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    ClientEarth and DUH launch 11 more court cases over Germany’s dirty air

    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.

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    Lawyers launch fresh legal action to hold Stuttgart to diesel bans

    After Stuttgart’s “botched” attempt to appeal against diesel bans, authorities are still stalling on putting them in place.

  • 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

  • Katherine Nield, UK Clean Air Lawyer, ClientEarth

    Katherine Nield

  • Amy Rose, Head of Strategic Litation, ClientEarth

    Amy Rose

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