DUH launches participatory clean air campaign
NGO Environmental Action Germany is launching a campaign to supplement what it says is inadequate air pollution testing by the government. A new web portal will allow citizens to report locations with high traffic pollution. DUH will then use a network of volunteers to gather emissions data at 500 selected locations, with results expected in March this year. "Four times as many people in Germany die from the diesel toxin NO2 as from traffic accidents,” DUH head Jürgen Resch says in a press release. “With our hands-on campaign we want to give citizens who are suffering from diesel exhaust fumes a voice aside from the far-too incomplete official monitoring network.”
See the press release in German here.