Here you will find publications on legal activities and air quality issues. In addition, we provide links and publications of other institutions dealing with this topic.
Background paper “Clean Air litigation”
Written Judgement of Federal Administrative Court
On 27 February 2018, the Federal Administrative Court (BVerwG) in Leipzig issued a decision in principle. The complaint concerns the revisions of the legal cases in Düsseldorf and Stuttgart, which now found a final clarification in front of the highest German court for administrative issues. The judges confirmed the legal opinion of DUH that diesel traffic bans are possible already today, while respecting the principle of commensurability. The English translations of the two judgments are now available for download here.
The Clean Air Handbook
Clean air is essential to good health and a basic human need. EU law has recognised this need and given legal protection to it through directives and court judgements. This practical guide to EU air quality law is designed to help non-lawyers exercise their right for clean air. References to specific cases and legislative provisions are included, so its also useful to lawyers and experts.
Form letter for reducing the air pollution
Affected citizens or environmental organisations and citizens' initiatives have the right to require the implementation of effective measures in polluted areas. We developed a helpful form letter (only available in German) you can use as a basis for your own letter to the competent authority.