European city dwellers paying dearly for air pollution, study finds

Costs associated with air pollution cost the residents of Europe’s cities an average of €1,276 per year, according to a study by the European Public Health Alliance, with Italy dominating the list of... Read more

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Madrid city council capitulates over plan to water down low-emissions zone

After failing to muster a majority at a vote in the council chamber last Friday, Madrid city council has announced it will definitively drop plans to water down its low emissions zone by allowing newer petrol and diesel-engined vehicles to enter


Litigation accelerates improvements in air quality, campaigners say

German cities taken to court over illegal air quality saw pollution levels drop twice as steeply as other cities between 2018 and 2019, according to green group Deutsche Umwelthilfe


Lawmakers urged to target company cars to tackle rising transport emissions

With almost six out of 10 cars in Europe bought by companies, large leasing and rental firms should be required to purchase zero-emissions vehicles as a simple way to drive down CO2 emissions, the campaign group Transport & Environment said as it released a detailed report into the sector on Monday


EU must back up clean car demands with infrastructure, carmakers warn

If the European Commission is serious about its ambition to slash emissions from road transport it must match the demands it is making of producers with a huge roll-out of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, the head of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association said on Tuesday


IED review: Open up decision-making process to civil society

A European Commission review looking at the effectiveness of the EU industrial emissions directive has concluded that more transparency and participation in the decision-making process on permitting needs to be made available for civil society

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