Christer Ågren

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Air pollution and Covid-19

Policies that protect the population from the effects of air pollution are also likely to protect against Covid-19 deaths possibly attributable to air pollution.
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EU air quality policy scrutinised

The forthcoming revision of EU air quality legislation provides an opportunity to strengthen requirements and thus to better protect health and the environment.
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EU countries falling short of air pollution targets

All but two EU member states have failed to show how they will cut air pollution to comply with the National Emission Ceilings Directive, a troubling new report finds.
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EU Clean Air Outlook

The annual health benefits of additional measures needed to achieve the 2030 national emissions ceilings are estimated at €12–43 billion, up to 31 times higher than the estimated costs.
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Improved air quality could save 200,000 lives per year

Reducing urban air pollution in 31 European countries to below the WHO recommended levels could prevent more than 50,000 deaths per year, and if the cities manage to bring down air pollution in line with the lowest measured levels, over 200,000 annual deaths could be prevented.
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Air quality is slowly improving

Better air quality in Europe has led to a reduction in premature deaths over the past decade, but excessive levels of hazardous tiny particles are still causing more than 400,000 premature deaths every year.
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High health costs for air pollution in cities

Air pollution costs the average European city resident €1,276 per year, according to the largest study of its kind.
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Global sulphur pollution decreasing

In 2019, emissions of sulphur dioxide from large point sources decreased in all of the top three emitter countries – India, Russia and China. The biggest sulphur emissions hotspot is still the Norilsk smelter in northern Russia.
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Plans to tackle key air pollutants insufficient

In its first report on countries’ progress towards EU air pollution goals, the European Commission said that most member states are at risk of missing their binding emission reduction targets for both 2020 and 2030.
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Binding EU air pollution emission limits still breached

In 2018, the national emission ceilings for ammonia were still violated by five member states, although total ammonia emissions seem now to have plateaued after five consecutive years of increase.
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