On 26 October 2022, the Commission proposed a revision of the EU Ambient Air Quality Directives to align the air quality standards more closely with the recommendations of the World Health Organization.
Improving Europe’s air quality helps us to live longer, enjoy a better quality of life, avoid disease, save medical costs, and increase productivity.
Cutting emissions from household heating improves the air we breathe, benefits our health and the environment, and saves money. Almost 80 % of the energy used in EU households is for heating and hot water.
Almost 80 % of the energy used in EU households is for heating and hot water. Cutting emissions from household heating improves the quality of the air we breathe, benefits our health and the environment and saves money.
Cutting agricultural ammonia emissions improves the air we breathe and benefits our health and environment, preserving biodiversity. European farms play a crucial role in providing healthy, high-quality food for millions.
Cutting agriculture’s ammonia emissions and nitrogen losses improves the air we breathe and benefits our health and environment, as well as water quality, biodiversity and climate.
Cleaner air benefits both people and the planet – and makes perfect economic sense. Air pollution costs the EU at least €24 billion a year. Tackling the problem not only saves money but also creates new business opportunities and jobs.
Clean air in Europe’s cities improves our health and overall quality of life and helps fight climate change and preserve our environment.