What is being done so far?
Louis and Emma (both aged 70)
After years of running their own business, Louis and Emma (both 70) now enjoy their retirement on the coast. Together, the childhood sweethearts have three children and are the proud grandparents of seven grandchildren. One of their grandchildren, Thomas (aged 10) has asthma and is therefore sensitive to air pollution. Due to their age, Louis and Emma are also part of the risk group, the group of people that are more sensitive to health risks caused by air pollution than others. However, this couple is well aware that today’s air quality is much better than it used to be. As a boy, cycling to school, Louis often saw yellowish-grey smog hanging in the air, caused by burning fossil fuels (coal) and the heating of houses. He is very glad that his grandchildren are not familiar with that phenomenon. Nevertheless, the elderly couple would like to know what actions are being taken today to improve air quality.
What is being done in Europe?
Both in Europe and its member states a lot is done to improve air quality.
Measurements and measures in Europe
Measurements and measures carried out by Joaquin partners in Belgium (available in Dutch and French)
Measurements and measures carried out by Joaquin partners in the Netherlands (available in Dutch)
Measurements and measures carried out by Joaquin partners in France (soon available in French)
Measurements and measures carried out in the United Kingdom