Air Pollution archive
UK MPs have called for the government to commit to a target of 2032 for all new cars and vans sold in the UK to be zero emission.
Disobedient Films explores what brought environmental pioneer James Thornton to London to set up ClientEarth – and his legal team’s six-year battle to protect our lungs from air pollution.
Environmental organisations are mounting a legal challenge against two Greek power plants for their failure to comply with EU, national and international laws.
In Germany, diesel bans now been mandated by courts in Stuttgart, Munich, Düsseldorf, Aachen, Frankfurt – and the capital, Berlin.
A new UK Government air pollution plan has revealed air pollution to be much worse than previously feared.
The German government has announced a plan to ‘solve’ the diesel crisis through hardware retrofits and scrappage schemes in an attempt to combat illegal air pollution.
New air pollution data reveal that the UK Government made no progress last year in reducing the number of zones across the country with illegal air pollution.
Report shows that momentum is building in Germany and throughout Europe to transition to cleaner transport.
European Commission opens investigation into whether BMW, Daimler and VW colluded to avoid competition on technology to clean car emissions.
A new study suggests there could be a link between air pollution and heightened risk of dementia.
Legal experts from environmental law charity ClientEarth warn that documents released yesterday detailing the government’s contingencies for a no-deal Brexit scenario reveal departments worryingly underprepared to maintain promised environmental protections.
“Politicians need to decide on their priority: answering to the car industry or protecting people’s health.”
Residents of Czerwionka-Leszczyny, a town in Silesia, Poland, have succeeded in closing the town’s highly polluting coking plant.
Stuttgart’s most recent air quality plan has failed once again to address the issue of dirty diesels – in defiance of a clear court order.
Impacts of burning waste and petrochemicals in Bulgaria’s most polluted towns will remain uncharted.
Stuttgart has until the end of August to comply with a court order and come up with an air quality plan that includes a ban on Euro 5 diesel vehicles – or face a 10,000 Euro fine.
The Welsh Government has made a last-ditch plea to the High Court for more time to produce an air pollution plan, despite lawyers warning that it risked missing the deadline.
Germany’s Federal Environment Minister proposes that car manufacturers pay for hardware retrofits on diesel cars to reduce emissions of pollutants and help improve air quality. The Federal government must now build on this momentum.
Stuttgart has announced it will bring in a citywide ban on older diesel vehicles by the start of 2019 but that is unlikely to satisfy the court which ordered the authorities to take action on air pollution.
The UK Government’s Road to Zero strategy, which sets out how it will support the move to zero tail pipe emissions from road transport, overlooks key opportunities to tackle air pollution
The UK is still suffering day to day with illegal and harmful levels of air pollution; we need a new Clean Air Act fit for the 21st century.
A year after the Lombardy authorities, under legal challenge, agreed to produce a new air quality plan for the region, cleaner air is no closer.
ClientEarth and the Supreme People’s Court in China have this week coordinated an unprecedented training programme for judges on environment cases.
Stuttgart has two weeks to come up with a suitable air quality plan or will face fines, its regional court has ruled.