Other environmental badges in Europe decided!

Avoid fines now and be informed on time!

The central portal for all European environmental zones

Legal entry restrictions and the introduction of new environmental badges are on the increase in Europe

Due to ever-higher particulate matter and nitrogen oxide pollution in the cities and local communities, regional entry restrictions and environmental zones increasingly dominate the European traffic.
The EU Air Quality Directive 2008/50/EG, which has been in effect since 11/06/2008 is the basis for the aversion of health threats caused by particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide.
This directive has resulted in national rules and regulations, which are then implemented either regionally or nationally in the countries of the EU, or are applied in the cities and communities by complex national or local special regulations or exemptions.

Green-Zones shows therefore to commercial and tourist traffic on the European Roads, which environmental zones exist in which countries and which regional arrangements and exceptions are valid and which environmental badges and stickers are required for entry. These badges can also be purchased with us, as to avoid the sometimes very high fines for the unauthorized entering of the environmental zones.

From July 1, 2016, so-called ZCR and ZPA environmental zones have been introduced in cities and municipalities across France. These measures are based on the Décret Crit’Air of June 29, 2016, and on the traffic law ...
The first environmental zones in Germany have been introduced on the 01.03.2007 in order to reduce the pollution through fine particle in cities and municipalities. From the year 2018, permanent and temporary diesel restrictions zones will be probably introduced in order to reduce the increasing pollution through nitrogen oxide  ...
The prescriptions regulating the circulation in the Austrian environmental zones are also applicable on the European traffic since 01.01.2015.  Environmental zones are now regulated in the IG-L emission protection law for the air dated 30.09.1997 and in a regulation dated 06.04.2012 and concern 6 Austrian federal states over 9 ...
The Danish environmental zones are effective for European Lorries and busses since 1st of November 2011. Environmental zones have been introduced in the four larger cities of the country by an air protection law dated 14th of December 2006 and by a regulation dated 24th of June 2011 ...
The Crit'Air Vignette having been introduced in France since 1st July 2016 is broken down into 6 different categories/colours. The Crit'Air is stands for all vehicle types in all French environmental zones. Old vehicles of all kinds cannot obtain the Vignette and have no permission to drive during the day ...
Grüne Plakette B MK 5653 (Guilloche)
The Environmental Badge was introduced on 01/01/2008 in Germany. The Environmental Badge, also known as the fine particulates badge, is required for EURO 4 vehicles that intend to enter one of the German environmental zones. The Environmental Badge is obligatory for all multi-axle vehicles in Germany and has for years successfully reduced particulate pollution in German cities ...
The Environmental Pickerl / Badge, which was introduced on 01/01/2015 in Austria, is supplied in 6 different categories / colours. The Environmental Pickerl / Badge is required for all vehicles in all Austrian environmental zones. Currently it’s only mandatory for N-class lorries. For passenger vehicles the environmental badge is still voluntary ...
The environmental badge EcoSticker, which was introduced on 01/11/2011 in Denmark, is assigned to buses and trucks provided they meet the EURO 4 standard. The environmental badge EcoSticker is required when vehicles over 3,5 t want to enter the various Danish environmental zones and want to avoid the very high fines of 2,700 euros ...

The environmental zones in Europe and the Green-Zones app

The challenges faced by commercial and logistics traffic, as well as by tourist bus traffic and private traffic in Europe are increasing. When, where and how will new environmental zones be introduced in European cities? And what norms must be taken into account when driving through them?
The mere purchase of an environmental badge or vignette in Europe, in itself, is often not enough. In many cases, what matters is the knowledge about which class of which badge or vignette can drive, currently, through which type of environmental zone, and during which days and times what types of vehicles must take driving bans into account in order not to receive significant fines.
For this reason, Green-Zones provides information about environmental zones and the necessary badges to drive through them by means of its different Internet portals, with more than 40 pages in nearly 20 languages.
All services to which Green-Zones clients have access by means of the purchase of an environmental badge can be found here: Info Flyer 1,5 MB. Detailed information and conditions of use for the Green-Zones app for European environmental zones can be found here.

© OpenStreetMap-Mitwirkende & Green-Zones GmbH
The mere purchase of an environmental badge or vignette in Europe, in itself, is often not enough. In many cases, what matters is the knowledge about which class of which badge or vignette can drive, currently, through which type of environmental zone. More about the real-time information services of Green-Zones here ...
Blue NOx Badge N OX 2017 (Guilloche)
In April 2016 it was decided to introduce a Blue NOx Badge in Germany. This nitrogen oxide badge would, in conjunction with the establishment of blue environmental zones, reduced the NOx values in the cities. On the 7th October 2016, the German politicians suspended for now the introduction of the German Blue NOx Badge to look for alternatives  ...
From 2017/2018 the Czech Republic will introduce the Emission Badge “Emisni-Plaketa”. The emission badge is mandatory for cars, trucks, buses and motorcycles and is allocated as yellow and green stickers for the EURO 3 and EURO 4 vehicles. From this date environmental zones can be established throughout the Czech Republic. Prague will be also established as an environmental zone in the year 2017/2018 ...
The E-Badge was introduced on 01/10/2015 in Germany. The E-Badge provides benefits for parking and the use of the bus lanes. The E-Badge is only issued for electric vehicles that are registered outside of Germany, so these vehicles are then made equivalent to the electric vehicles registered in Germany that are equipped with an E-Plate ...
The CO2 Badge / climate sticker, which has been available since 2010 in Europe, is supplied in 3 different categories / colours. The required CO2 sticker applies to all types passenger vehicles and is compensated in a voluntary form the CO2 emissions of up to 257 g CO2 per km in international climate protection projects ...
Air pollution
Particulates and nitrous oxides, especially from diesel-fuelled vehicles, are the reason why increasingly more environmental zones and stickers are established in Europe. For those who want to know how and where nitrogen oxides act, who is responsible for this and how this damages our health, can here obtain detailed information ...
You will find here an overview of the different badge types that are issued by national authorities regarding fine dust, Nitrogen oxides, CO2, Electro mobility and additional environmental matters. You can obtain here the required badges for each country in Europe ...