Crazy air pollution levels in Paris

Air pollution in Paris the Eiffel towerLast week and earlier this one, the French capital was hit by important levels of air pollution. The situation was so out of hand on Monday that the city of Paris decided to ban half the cars off the roads as TreeHugger reported.

According to the local ADEME, France is a severe offender regarding air pollution and its particulates PM 10 levels. Public transportation and bike sharing were free over the weekend to ease the pollution.

Let’s hope the Paris municipality and / or the French government will tackle the issue as France shouldn’t have air pollution levels similar to Beijing.


Edouard is a sustainability and energy professional committed to bringing our societies to a carbon neutral future. He has been writing on related topics on this very blog since 2007.

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