24 April 2024

The EU Healthy Air Coalition welcomes European Parliament vote for cleaner air and better health

The European Parliament adopted today by a large majority – with 381 in favour, 225 against, and 17 abstentions – the provisional trilogue agreement on the revision of the Ambient Air Quality Directives (AAQD), to update the EU’s clean air standards dating from 2008.

The EU Healthy Air Coalition, representing medical doctors, healthcare professionals, patient organisations and health insurers, welcomes the support for people’s health shown by MEPs today, and calls on member states to confirm the trilogue deal speedily, to set the EU on the path for improved air quality. 

“All national medical associations across Europe agree we need better air quality, and public authorities and national governments need to act. Hundreds of thousands premature deaths in Europe are attributable to air pollution every year. We welcome the forthcoming finalisation of the EU air quality standards and look forward to working together for its most health protective implementation.”

Read the full reaction from our partners in the EU Healthy Air Coalition.

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