CLEAN HEAT

Climate Action
Reducing emissions like soot and smoke coming from private wood burning
Coordinator
Deutsche Umwelthilfe e.V.
Country
Germany
(actions in Germany, Denmark and other Member States)

The residential heating sector is one of the main emitters of particulate matter and soot in the EU. Clean Heat set out to reduce such emissions coming from private wood burning in Denmark, Germany, and other EU countries. The team measured emissions from firewood stoves and the results were very useful for identifying cleaner alternatives. Their media campaign reached more than 60 million EU citizens. And various events and workshops featuring key lawmakers in Germany and Denmark were a hit, adding to the political debate on air quality. Partner NGOs in Czechia, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Slovenia and Slovakia submitted action plans to their respective governments. 

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