The death of a London girl was caused by excessive air pollution. This legal decision could be groundbreaking for transport policy in the UK and Europe.
The EU's new proposals are so strict that they will not promote climate-friendly bus transport, but will effectively ban it. If more cars are used for long-distance travel again, even low emission zones on motorways are conceivable.
A complaint classifies the exemption for lorries in the Brussels low emission zone as discriminatory and could mean the end of the low emission zone. The city would then have to pay back all fines and day passes to the citizens.
A London court is to decide whether the asthma death of a 9-year-old is directly attributable to excessive air pollution. The case could become a precedent with huge implications for environmental zones and driving bans.
In the referendum, the citizens clearly voted against the construction of the City-Bahn and, according to Mayor Gert-Uwe Mende (SPD), missed a century's chance of a traffic turnaround.
Many Europeans are driving older and older cars, at the expense of the environment. The EU Commission does not like this at all and announces Euronorm 7 as the standard for 2021.
France is threatened with a fine in the millions for excessive air pollution.
Yesterday, a decision was made on possible driving bans or measures for the city of Wuppertal.
It seems to be part of the good tone these days to postpone negotiations and/or leave us in the dark about the outcome. Latest example of this "trend": Wuppertal
At the Higher Administrative Court (OVG) in Münster, conciliation talks were held yesterday between the organisation Deutsche Umwelthilfe, the state of NRW and the two cities of Wuppertal and Hagen.