WB: Tirana, the city with the lowest air pollution in the region

Tirana turns out to be the city with the lowest air pollution in the region, compared to other capitals, such as Skopje, Podgorica, Sarajevo or Belgrade. In a recent report on the impact of Covid-19 on air pollution in the Western Balkans, the World Bank points out that car pollution is even more worrying.

“Tirana turns out to be the city with the lowest air pollution in the region, compared to other capitals, such as Skopje, Podgorica, Sarajevo or Belgrade, while Pristina is not analyzed. Air pollution in this case is measured by the level of PM2.5 particles, which are mainly the product of factories, car pollution or wood burning. Among Albanian cities, Korça appears to be the most polluted, even above the permitted limit of the European Union of PM2.5 particles. This is justified by the fact that the relatively cold temperatures during the winter months encourage the use of coal and wood for heating, which causes a significantly higher pollution, “the study said.

/Klara Ruci/

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