Air Pollution archive
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.
A court in Utrecht has ruled that the Dutch Government does not have to publish a report on how environmental standards for aircrafts are drafted.
UK MPs have voted to back Heathrow expansion but environmental lawyers have expressed serious doubts as to whether it is legally possible under air quality rules.
ClientEarth and its partners have taken authorities in several European countries to court over illegal levels of air pollution.
ClientEarth is supporting residents of Mielec, a city in south-eastern Poland, who recently organised some of the largest ever environmental protests in the country.
Environmental lawyers have been forced to pile on further legal pressure as North Rhine-Westphalia’s authorities leave thousands of people to continue breathing illegally dirty air in the city of Dusseldorf.
Environmental lawyers say the UK government has made soft commitments on MPs’ ‘super-inquiry’ into illegal levels of air pollution.
Metropolitan mayors across the UK have called on the government for stronger actions to clean up the UK’s illegal levels of air pollution.
The chief executive of carmaker Audi has been arrested in Germany by prosecutors probing the diesel emissions scandal.
Car maker Volkswagen has been fined €1bn by German prosecutors for emissions cheating. ClientEarth lawyer Ugo Taddei says this means all emissions cheats are now on the hook
Aachen’s regional court has just ruled that the authorities must put a diesel ban in place by January 2019 to bring illegal levels of pollution in the city down, the result of legal action by Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) and ClientEarth.
London’s mayor has announced the city’s upcoming Ultra Low Emission Zone will be expanded two years after it comes into force
The UK Government has announced new measures to crack down on car manufacturers that cheat emissions tests. But the measures come only after the EU began legal proceedings against the government for its inaction.
Reports this morning suggest that Theresa May’s cabinet will back plans for a third runway at Heathrow today. Any plan would face two major obstacles.
On 17 May 2018, Paris, Brussels and Madrid presented their oral pleadings at the EU General Court in Luxembourg in their challenge of Commission Regulation 2016/646 regarding emissions from light passenger and commercial vehicles.