Environmental policy making is not an easy task. On the one hand, Europeans want to enjoy the benefits a well-functioning economy provides. On the other, there are significant environmental and health costs attached to our lifestyle choices. A systemic understanding of how nature, economy and human health are connected is essential for identifying the best policy options available. The European Environment Agency aims to support policy making by providing exactly this kind of knowledge.
Member States, the European Parliament, health and environment NGOs, patient groups, car owners, scientists, industry associations and businesses will gather: (1) to ensure that Dieselgate-like breaches of environmental, consumer and other laws will not be repeated, (2) to safeguard the interests of consumers, the environment and patient groups, and (3) to restore the public trust in European sustainable car production.