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Air Quality and COVID-19

April 8, 2020

Lately, there has been a lot of speculation about a significant drop in air pollution due to the lockdown measures taken by many European countries to stop the spread of COVID19. The official data of the European Environment Agency (EEA) about Europe’s air quality and the impact of Coronavirus is now available.

You can now check how levels of main pollutants like nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and fine particular matter (2,5 and 10) have changed during the last months in Europe and compare them to data from last year.

The takeaway: "The EEA’s data shows an accurate picture of the drop in air pollution, especially due to reduced traffic in cities. However, addressing long-term air quality problems requires ambitious policies and forward-looking investments.”, said Hans Bruyninckx, EEA Executive Director. 

We at Develiot are doing exactly that: we enable cities to make cost-effective investments that empower them to make data-driven decisions about policies. We are with you! And together we can fight air pollution for the long-term.