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How the EU can lead on clean air and boost health, in Europe and worldwide

By Anne Stauffer / 23 October, 2018

The latest World Health Organization’s (WHO) data on air pollution around the globe paints a grim picture for air quality and is bad news for all of us having to breathe: 91% of the world’s population live in places where air quality is worse than what WHO recommends for health...

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The ongoing fight for clean air is above all a social issue

By Kathleen Van Brempt / 8 June, 2018

According to the European Environmental Agency (EEA), exposure to air pollution throughout the EU causes around half a million premature deaths. Air pollution is first and foremost a social issue. It is the most vulnerable and the more socially disadvantaged groups who are suffering the most: young children, pregnant women...

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Improving the air that we breathe

By Teresa Ribera / 8 June, 2018

“Every breath you take, matters,” said Beijing citizens in the wake of the ‘Blue Skies Diplomacy’ undertaken by the Chinese Government ahead of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit that they hosted in 2015. You can “see” pollution in Delhi or Beijing. And, sometimes, you also “see” it in...

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