City Shockers

What’s happening to Amsterdam?

What could Amsterdam do differently? There are some shocking statistics…


1 in 8 deaths

Air pollution is linked to one in every eight premature deaths worldwide.1

European (carbon) league

The Netherlands produces more carbon emissions per person than Germany or the UK, and nearly double the carbon emissions per person compared to France. 2


More than half of Dutch people take action to protect the environment by reducing the amount of energy they use. 3

Amsterdam fails

Amsterdam breaks EU standards for air pollution. 4

24 billion euros

Air pollution costs the Netherlands a massive 24 billion euros every year. 5

Heat is a killer

The health impact of air pollution is worse in hot weather, especially for older people. 6


What do Amsterdam residents want the city to look and feel like in twenty years’ time? We are finding out the answers and helping to make sure the voices of citizens are heard.

What difference can I make?