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Air

„Good air“ – what exactly is it? What can we do to improve it? What is being done to protect ecosystems against air pollutants, and which ones are harmful to health and how does it relate to the climate? The UBA provides information and regular updates on air quality.

Air quality 2016: Nitrogen dioxide still the top pollutant

traffic jam in the city

The air in Germany’s cities continued to have excessive levels of nitrogen dioxide pollution in 2016. This is according to an evaluation of preliminary measurements made by the federal states and the German Environment Agency. The threshold value of 40 micrograms per cubic metre on a yearly average was exceeded at about 57 per cent of all the measuring stations located near major thoroughfares. read more

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Low-emission zones in Germany

Road sign for  a low-emission zone

The new low-emission zone made effective in the town of Aachen (Level 3, Baden-Württemberg) in February brings the total number of low-emission zones in Germany to 52. read more

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The Umweltbundesamt

For our environment