Categories: Toolkits and guidelines, Date: November, 2021
Air pollution is considered to be the world’s most serious environmental health concern, responsible for 8 million fatalities each year. It poses a major threat to health, the environment, climate and the economy. To tackle air pollution, not only must the direct causes of pollution be addressed, but also indirect factors and interdependencies. Accordingly, for many EU coal regions reaching better air quality remains a challenge. This toolkit gives an overview of the impacts of air pollution for coal regions, current EU legislation, and possible measures and good practice examples to reach air quality goals.