Victory for Bucharest residents as Romanian court annuls the capital’s inadequate Air Quality Plan

A court in Bucharest has annulled the city authorities’ Air Quality Plan, marking an important win in the fight for clean air in Romania’s capital. Although the exact reasoning of the court’s ruling has yet to be published, the decision of Bucharest County Court means that city authorities must now prepare a new air quality plan. Three Romanian NGOs - Centre for Sustainable Policies “Ecopolis”,  OPTAR and 2Celsius – and individuals including lawyer Marius Petroiu launched their claims against the Bucharest Municipality in 2019. They challenged ...

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An appeal to CEE Prime Ministers to go for higher climate ambition

With this appeal, we would like to turn to you ahead of the European Council on 15-16 October that will be decisive for European climate ambition and the Green Recovery of our economies. Especially due to a common history of the last decades, countries of Central and Eastern Europe face similar economic and environmental development challenges, such as the heritage of post-Socialist-era heavy industry collapse as well as the need for significant investments to enable the structural transformations that are necessary to implement ambitious climate action in line with the ...

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