Energy and environment

Nathalie Roebbel (WHO): “Urban pollution leads to seven million premature deaths every year”

Together with Berlin and the region of Lombardy, the City Council of Madrid presented the plans they have implemented to combat urban pollution and improve air quality at an event where the WHO warned that 91% of the global population is breathing in polluted air.

Poor air quality in the EU represents an annual cost of 24 billion euros, said Daniel Calleja, Director-General for the Environment of the European Commission.