Alarming levels of air pollution in settlements in coal regions are choking Central and Eastern Europe
Novaci : daily average PM10 and PM2.5 concentrations
Briefing | 4 March 2020
Bankwatch’s ongoing air pollution campaign added six more locations to its independent particulate matter monitoring to provide on-the-ground data from these major polluting locations. Between October 2018 – December 2019 seven locations in Central, Eastern and Southeast Europe were monitored and the results of our monitoring continue to provide evidence that coal facilities are detrimental to air quality, both in the Western Balkans and beyond. The findings in our second briefing indicated plans for new coal capacities, mine expansions and even coal imports are still on the table.