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National reform plan identifies air quality issues in Slovakia

13. 10. 2020  |  Air

Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic presented the national reform plan titled "Modern and successful Slovakia" devised by the governmental analytic units. The document shall serve as basis for the recovery plan with aim to solve social and economic impacts of COVID-19 pandemic. 

Effective air quality management 2020 conference is cancelled

28. 09. 2020  |  Uncategorized

Conference is cancelled and postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic and the increase in infected cases.

Minister Budaj commemorates the International Day of Clean Air

07. 09. 2020  |  Air

The United Nations designated 7 September as the International Day of Clean Air. On the occasion, the Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic brought attention to air pollution and its impact on human health as well as planned legislative changes and measures taken to improve air quality in Slovakia.

Introducing national network of air quality managers

20. 08. 2020  |  Uncategorized

Meet the team ready to improve the air quality in Slovakia. Air Quality Manager positions were established to strengthen capacities and competencies of regional and local authorities and enhance the implementation of Air Quality Management Plans.

Towards better quality of life with urban planning

20. 07. 2020  |  Awareness

By 2050 it is expected that 70 % of the human population will live in cities. They way we plan a build our cities defines our quality of life, our health.

No dramatic change in air quality in Europe as countries begin to ease lockdown

06. 07. 2020  |  Air

Data from the Copernicus Atmospheric Monitoring Service (CAMS) shows lower concentrations of air pollutants in Europe counter to China, where the air quality regresses with the looser restrictions.

How is the pandemic affecting air quality in the Czech Republic?

13. 05. 2020  |  Air

Czech Hydrometeorological Institute published a report on air quality during the first month since the state of emergency declaration in the Czech Republic. The report focused mainly on air pollution caused by NOx and particulate matter PM10.

Concentrations of air pollutants in Slovakia decrease by 25 %

05. 05. 2020  |  Air

Strict measures taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 decreased the concentrations of air pollutants approx. by 25 %. Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute (SHMI) published an analysis on air pollutants concentrations development in the period of month before and after the quarantine measures, as well as compared the concentrations with previous years.

Ongoing LIFE IP – Air Quality Improvement project carries on despite work restrictions in Slovakia

30. 04. 2020  |  Uncategorized

On January 1, 2020 the LIFE IP – Air Quality Improvement project was launched with a clear vision to improve the air quality in Slovakia by implementing a set of measures dependent on project partners around the country.

Malopolska model sets an example of effective air quality management for EU member states

25. 02. 2020  |  Air

Since 2015 the Polish project Malopolska has been successfully implementing measures to improve the air quality thanks to the EU’s LIFE programme - funding instrument for the environment and climate action. In February, Malopolska team hosted good practices workshops in Krakow.