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Individual citizen’s right to clean air

State liability for health damage caused by air pollution An opinion of the European Justice Court (EJC) published in May within a vote of the Advocate General defines under which conditions and criteria individual citizens can claim damages from the state. The following three primary conditions apply: 1. The limit values laid down in the […]

The air measurement network in Mainz continues to operate

A comprehensive base of environmental data as a basis for eco-sensitive measures Hawa Dawa is entering the third year of Mainz’s sensor-based air measurement network with Mainzer Netze GmbH. The monitoring network in Mainz will create one of the most comprehensive urban collections of environmental information. By continuing to operate the measurement network and making […]

World Environment Day 2022

World Environment Day has been celebrated since 5 June 1972. On this day, the first World Environment Conference was held in Stockholm and World Environment Day was officially established by the United Nations Environment Programme. In the meantime, the day has gained international significance, as it is formally commemorated in over 150 countries. Germany has […]

Hawa Dawa launches area-wide immission register on nitrogen dioxide immissions in Germany

How high are nitrogen dioxide immissions in Germany? Are we making progress with the much-invoked transport, energy, and heat turnaround, the urgent reduction of fossil combustion processes and the elimination of climate-damaging emissions? And – if so – which kind of relief for people, nature and the environment will be the result and at what […]

ChangeNOW – Transform our education systems to best prepare future generations

At the ChangeNOW event in Paris, many amazing people demonstrated their ideas for coping with environmental challenges and climate change. One of the most inspiring sessions was titled “The Future of Education”: The majority of education systems are still based on the same principles as when they were created over 100 years ago. However, the […]

Climate Justice – a topic no longer to be ignored

One of the most urgent aspects of climate action is environmental justice. At the ChangeNOW event in Paris, an entire session was dedicated to the fact that the people, who have the least impact on climate change, are the ones who are impacted the most – as the moderator, Lovelda Vincenzi, put it. The panel‘s […]