Christer Ågren

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Air pollution impacts fall as a result of Corona-related measures

The improvement in air quality as a result of the coronavirus lockdown led to 11,000 fewer deaths from pollution in western and central Europe in April.
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Trump weakens US air pollution control

Over a period of only three weeks, the Trump administration has eroded the basis for air pollution control in coal-fired power plants, declined to strengthen air quality standards, and finalised a rollback of vehicle fuel efficiency standards.
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Citizen science for air quality monitoring

Air pollution is the biggest environmental health threat in Europe and more and more people are taking action to claim their right to clean air.
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EU governments agree to do more to improve air quality

Environment ministers acknowledge that action taken at local, national and EU level has not been sufficient to meet the EU air quality standards.
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Short-term benefits of coal phase-out outweigh costs

Shutting down coal power plants is necessary to halt global warming and would have net benefits even in the short term, once health and environmental impacts are factored in.
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Air quality rules fit for purpose

The EU air quality limit values are enforceable and have been instrumental in driving a downward trend in air pollution exceedances and exposure.
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IMO failed to adopt speed reduction measures

Lowered ship speed means reduced fuel burn, resulting in less emissions of greenhouse gases and traditional air pollutants, as well as benefits for marine life.
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Editorial: Zero-pollution vision for air quality

A recent Eurobarometer survey asked over 27,000 people from across the EU several questions about air quality.
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LNG could worsen shipping’s climate impact

Ships fuelled by LNG do not deliver the emissions reductions required by the IMO’s greenhouse gas strategy, says new study.
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Renewable energy – technology choices matter for air quality

Growth in EU renewable energy has reduced GHG emissions, and in most cases air pollutant emissions as well. But increased burning of biomass has actually increased emissions of health-damaging PM emissions.
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