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Frederiksberg , Source: Frederiksberg Municipality

Frederiksberg adopts new strategy to reduce air pollution

Frederiksberg adopts new strategy to reduce air pollution

“Clean Air 2030” will promote green mobility and purify the air in urban spaces

On 8 June, the Danish Municipality of Frederiksberg revealed that it has taken yet another step to guarantee clean air. That is, the city has now adopted "Clean Air 2030": a new and ambitious strategy designed to reduce particle pollution and Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) emissions in the municipality.

In a press release, Frederiksberg highlighted that air pollution can have extremely harmful effects on our health. More specifically, it can result in conditions such as asthma, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, etc. Acknowledging this, the municipality is now taking measures to improve public health and guarantee a better quality of life for its residents.

"Clean Air 2030" will focus on 5 key issues

The primary goal of "Clean Air 2030" is to live up to the World Health Organisation’s recommendations for air quality by 2030. So far, the municipality has established charging stations and parking spaces for green vehicles to promote green mobility. Now, it seeks to accelerate the green transition by further promoting electric cars and buses as well as introducing environmental zones for trucks and vans.

Frederiksberg further seeks to control the pollution resulting from wood-burning stoves; that is, it hopes to use particle filters to achieve an 80% reduction of particle pollution by 2025. In addition to this, the municipality will purify the air in urban spaces with trees and other green solutions.

Finally, the city will increase collaboration and monitor the implementation of the aforementioned measures. Moreover, it will provide citizens with information and guidelines that will help them contribute to the municipality’s climate goals.

Mayor of Frederiksberg Simon Aggesen commented on the importance of the municipality’s new strategy: “We must be able to live and work in the city without worrying about what the air pollution can mean for our health.”

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