Air pollution is substances in the air that can cause harm to humans and the environment. In Denmark, air pollution comes mainly from wood burning stoves and boilers, vehicles, ships, enterprises, and large plants that produce energy for us all.
Air pollution from stovesStoves and boilers fuelled by wood contribute significantly to air pollution. Although, new and better wood burning stoves have been developed, they nonetheless represent the highest polluting form of heating.
Air pollution monitoring programmeCommon rules both for monitoring air quality and jointly improving air quality for EU citizens. In Denmark, air pollutants are monitored in collaboration with the National Centre for Environment and Energy.
Reducing shipping emissionsThe Environmental Protection Agency and The Danish Shipowners Association has entered into a strategic partnership with a potentially long term perspective and focus on efforts to reduce air pollution from shipping.
Reducing traffic emissionsOur everyday lives depend to a significant extent on motor vehicles, which put pressure on the environment. Local measures such as low emission zones and road pricing are attempts to limit general pollution.
Read about regulations on industrial air pollution limits in Denmark.
The zones affect trucks and other heavy diesel-powered vehicles.
Read more about Low Emission Zones
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