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Air pollution and health issues in Italy: ASVIS has published the position paper "Air quality"

Air pollution is a serious problem that in Italy causes the premature death of about 60 thousand people a year, 165 on average every day, according to data from the European Environment Agency. Among the most affected areas, there are: the Sacco Valley in Lazio, the agglomeration of Naples and Caserta and especially the Po basin, one of the areas at greatest risk of health in Europe, along with some regions of Poland and the Czech Republic.

These are some of the key data of the Position Paper "Air Quality", published on May 12 by the ASviS (Italian alliance for sustainable development) Working Group on the Goal of Sustainable Development 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) containing an updated analysis and a series of proposals on the phenomenon of air pollution in Italy. Although the document shows a general improvement, compared to the past, the paper reveals that in a lot of the Italian cities, the levels of air pollutants are beyond the limits allowed by law. In evidence, moreover, the fact that currently they are opened three procedures of infringement, against Italy, for the overcoming of the parameters previewed from the European norms.

The ASVIS website also refers to VEG-GAP as an example of a project aimed at improving air quality by promoting greater awareness among citizens and providing tools to decision makers and administrators. Here (in italian):

You can read more information and download the position paper on air quality at this link (in Italian):

VEG-GAP Project - LIFE18 PRE IT 003
Duration: December 2018 - May 2022
Total Budget: 1,666,667 Euro
European Financial Contribution: 1,000,000 Euro
Coordinated by Mihaela Mircea, ENEA (IT)