Join our call for sustainable and urgent actions to tackle transport pollution. Our manifesto makes three clear calls on the EU and national and local governments to clean the air we breathe and improve the lives of our patients and our local communities.

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Air pollution is a global health challenge that affects us all. It increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, cancers, dementia and diabetes, causes new asthma cases in children, and damages nearly every organ in our bodies. It is a public health and climate emergency, with an unsustainable transport sector at its core.

As members of the medical and scientific community, we have joined together under the banner of Medics for Clean Air to voice our concerns on the impact of the continued use of fossil fuels by vehicles and to call for sustainable and urgent actions to cope with transport pollution.

As healthcare professionals we…

Scientific evidence

Demand decision-makers take note of the latest scientific evidence on the health damage of air pollution, as a basis of any future clean transport policy.

End the sale of diesel

Urge the European Union and national governments to end the sale of new diesel and petrol vehicles by 2028, while progressively phasing out existing polluting vehicles from urban areas.

Shift from car-based cities

Call for a shift from car-based cities to walking, cycling and public transport, wherever possible.

Fighting air pollution today will not only help tackle the climate crisis but will also improve everyone’s health.

We have all been on the frontline against COVID-19. The coronavirus pandemic has put healthcare to the test worldwide. The roots of the health crisis have been linked to the destruction of biodiversity, the climate emergency and particularly to air pollution.

Fighting air pollution today will not only help tackle the climate crisis but will also improve everyone’s health.

The measures introduced during the lockdown, although extreme, showed the immediate benefits of reducing the number of cars on our streets: it improved the quality of the air we breathe. Cities are already developing plans to share our public spaces, promoting cycling and walking. It has to become the norm for the future.

Air pollution is choking our patients and our environment. We call for responsible decision-makers to urgently implement solutions for sustainable and safe, active transport for all, to benefit our health and our planet.

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List of signatures

NameCity / CountryI'm supporting Medics for Clean Air because
Galina Kirova Sofia, Bulgaria
Tadeusz Jędrzejczyk Gdańsk, Polska Medics are responisible for health and that mens - it includes public awerness when there are threats for public health
Georgi Zhbantov Sogia, Bulgaria
Hajnalka Orosz Budapest, Hungary I am agree these thesis. I want to clean air in Budapest too.
Barbara Simonič Ljubljana, Slovenia
Sendi Šmitpeter Trbovlje, Slovenia
Богомила България **Private**
Boglarka Dobos Budapest, Hungary
Nikolai Kolev Haskovo, Bulgaria
Spartak Valev Sofia, Bulgaria
Teodora Bulgaria **Private**
Nikolina Bulgaria **Private**
Khai Run Nisa Srinagar, India The people around me still doesn't have a sense of care towards the nature. For the sake of class , people are using multiple cars when they can pool. For the sake of money , industries are producing harmful emissions without using proper prevention.
Мария Игнатова София, България
Constanta Timcheva Sofia, Bulgaria This is very important for all the people, especially for the children
Boryana Marinkova Sofia, България
Sakshi Prasad Vinnitsya, Ukraine
Tadeja Slovenia **Private**
Alexander Simidchiev Sofia, Bulgaria The organization I represent and myself are passionate about mitigating the consequences of air-pollution on the health of our children and grandchildren
Julie Pannell-Rae London, United Kingdom Children's health shouldn't have to suffer because too many people are polluting the air.
Muhammad Kaleem UL Fateh Islamabad Pakistan, Pakistan Air pollution and dust control machines while using air filters and also planting the trees for producing the clean air clean oxygen and this becomes the whole area of pollution free area and in the whole it would be a good impact at global level of it work at large scale.
Prashannalakshmi Ukraine **Private**
Amal Ukraine **Private**
Felicity Allman Newcastle upon Tyne, UK Mental health is worse where air quality is worse.
Dikaia Orfanou Nicosia, Cyprus
Amal Ukraine **Private**
Vita Arrufat Gallén Castelló, Spain I am a Public Health doctor. We work on chronicity, aggravated by environmental pollution.
We have a Community Health Commission where the municipalities are represented and so we indicate that they include healthy projects for the community
Piotr Popowski Gdańsk, Poland I believe that humans activity can change our life in positive way. The impact of medical professionals is stronger than average, so i, as a doctor, should act to do it.
Tadeja Slovenia **Private**
NameCity / CountryI'm supporting Medics for Clean Air because