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Public awareness and efforts to improve air quality in Europe

Grossberndt, Sonja; Bartonova, Alena; Ortiz, Alberto González


Publikasjon: Public awareness and efforts to improve air quality in Europe
Serie: Eionet Report - ETC/ATNI, 2020/2
År: 2021
Utgiver: ETC/ATNI, Kjeller
ISBN: 978-82-93752-19-6
Lenke: Fulltekst

Air pollution is the single largest environmental risk to the health of the Europeans and is receiving significant attention in the public space. It is comprehensively regulated in the EU, addressing air pollutants concentrations, as well as emissions from numerous sources. The legislation requires also for the authorities to inform the public. In some cases, the authorities are struggling to implement measures to improve air quality and are met with barriers in the form of public opinion, for example, in cities. In other cases, citizens are taking action with the aim of pushing the authorities to improve air quality. This report aims to reflect on what air quality information authorities provide and how the public perceives air quality and the information provided. It also looks on actions civil society takes towards improvements of air quality and the role of public awareness and understanding.