Berlin top of European ranking on policies for clean air
Nine categories were selected for the analysis, with a large focus on transport, the major source of air pollution in European cities. The nine categories were: reduction success of local emissions; LEZs; public procurement of clean cars; non-road mobile emission sources; use of economic incentives; traffic and mobility management; modal shift to public transport; modal shift to walking and cycling; and transparency and communication policy.
The analysis was conducted by environmental NGOs as part of the "Soot free for Climate" campaign. Although a more in-depth scientific analysis of the measures could yield better understanding of the impacts of measures on local air pollution, the study already shows the measures available to improve air quality in European cities, and the positive work that Berlin has done to make it to the top of the ranking.
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