The Zero Pollution Action Plan (ZPAP) sets out the objective that by 2050 air, water and soil pollution is reduced to levels no longer harmful to health and natural ecosystems and that respect the boundaries our planet can cope with, thus creating a toxic-free environment.

Part of the European Environment Agency’s core function is to develop new knowledge on the state of Europe’s environment which can then inform policy development to support relevant initiatives such as the Zero Pollution Action Plan and the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability (CSS, which is a key part of the EU zero pollution ambition).

The resources below provide information and assessments on progress towards the ambitions set out under the ZPAP and the CSS. The European Environment and Health Atlas is also a key components of the ZPAP, providing information on how pollution and other environmental risks affect the health and well-being of Europeans. This includes information on the quality of the environment at a local level.