Air Quality in Europe - the European Environment Agency's 2017 report

06th DecemberAir pollution in Europe  has a strong impact on the environment and human health. Among the major polluters have been identified road transport, agriculture, power plants, industry and private households. The latest estimates given by the last report of the European Environment Agency (EEA) "Air Quality in Europe 2017" provides an air quality analysis and its effects, based on official data from over 2,500 monitoring stations.

The Report presents a thematic focus on agriculture. This sector is an important source of both air pollutants and  greenhouse gases (GHGs). A large number of projects and studies have identified various measures to mitigate emissions of air pollutants and GHGs from the agriculture sector. As one selected example in the EEA publication there is the LIFE project AgriClimateChange. The project was implemented simultaneously in four European countries (France, Germany, Italy and Spain) and its objective was to determine and support farming practices that best contribute to mitigating climate change at farm level. For more information, click here