EU Action Plan Towards a Zero Pollution Ambition for air, water and soil

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Pollution harms citizens and ecosystems. The COVID 19 pandemic has made the urge to build a healthier planet for healthy people greater than ever. To secure clean air, water and soil, healthy ecosystems and a healthy living environment for Europeans, the EU needs to better prevent, remedy, monitor and report on pollution, mainstream the zero pollution ambition into all its policy developments and further decouple economic growth from the increase of pollution as well as strengthen the inter-linkages between environmental protection, sustainable development and people’s well-being, in line with United Nations driven efforts. 



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