The Health and Environment Alliance welcomes the compromises reached throughout the discussions. The agreed legislative changes have the potential to make CLP a more protective and efficient piece of legislation.
Air pollution is the main environmental health risk in Spain and Europe. Everyone is vulnerable to its effects and goes beyond individual control. A revised Ambient Air Quality EU Directive, now under negotiations, will contribute to achieving European climate goals.
We must not waste this moment if we want to prevent the premature death of thousands of people, as well as the health burden of chronic diseases – including heart disease and stroke, cancer, asthma attacks amongst others. The AAQD will be discussed by Ministers of Environment and will bring the opportunity to have better and cleaner air, and the Spanish Presidency of the Council has the chance to make a difference.
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