Air Quality

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01-10-2018

The importance of periodic vehicle emission tests for air quality

European legislation has a very good instrument to detect high emitting vehicles in use - the periodic emission test of vehicles.
27-06-2018

Transport’s role in improving air quality in Europe: How best to co-ordinate regulation?

Some 40 million people in the 115 largest cities in the European Union are exposed to air exceeding WHO air quality guideline values for at least one pollutant, resulting in approximately 100,000 premature adult deaths each year.
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Climate change 18-12-2013

Commission unveils draft law to tackle Europe’s lethal air

The European Commission on Wednesday (18 December) unveiled a draft law to tackle air pollution, which every year is linked to 400,000 premature deaths in Europe and costs of tens of billions of euros.
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Climate change 27-02-2013

EU commissioner makes song and dance about traffic pollution

Europe's environment commissioner Janez Poto?nik has vowed to write and perform a song in front of at least 1000 people. But, we will only see the commissioner on stage if the audience agrees to stop using their cars for a week. Poto?nikc made his promise as part of Earth Hour Global Challenge, an initiative that aims at raising awareness about saving energy and care for the environment.