European Environment Agency (EEA)

The European Environment Agency provides sound, independent information on the environment for those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy, and also the general public. In close collaboration with the European Environmental Information and Observation Network (Eionet) and its 32 member countries, the EEA gathers data and produces assessments on a wide range of topics related to the environment.

EEA is the European Union's air pollution data centre; it supports the implementation of EU legislation linked to air emissions and air quality. The EEA also contributes to the evaluation of EU air pollution policies and to the development of long-term strategies to improve air quality in Europe.

EEA's work focuses on:

  • making a range of air pollution data publicly available,
  • documenting and assessing air pollution trends and related policies and measures in Europe, and
  • investigating the trade-offs and synergies between air pollution and policies in different areas, including climate change, energy, transport and industry. 

European Environment Agency