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Air Quality 14-05-2018

EU environment official: Clean air infringement proceedings are ‘a political decision’

The European Commission’s analysis of clean air measures adopted at national level are at a “very advanced stage”, said Daniel Calleja Y Crespo, who recently came to Slovakia for the Clean Air Dialogue.
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Strong climate action will help combat Europe’s urban air crisis

New research published this week in “The Lancet Planetary Health” reveals a promising path towards clean, healthy air: strong climate change policy, writes Dr. Melissa C. Lott.

‘An issue of life and death’: Sadiq Khan unveils bold air quality plans for London

On the 60th anniversary of the UK's Clean Air Act, London Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced a plan to tackle toxic air, including the implementation of clean bus corridors, an extension of the Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) and an emissions surcharge. EURACTIV's partner edie.net reports.

Council of Ministers signals support for threatened Circular Economy package

EU environment ministers have signalled their support for waste rules, part of the Circular Economy package axed today from the European Commission’s 2015 work programme, and will discuss the pending legislation at their meeting in Brussels tomorrow (17 December).
Frans Timmermans at his Parliament hearing [European Parliament / Flickr]

Commission plans to ditch circular economy and air pollution rules

The European Commission plans to scrap its flagship Circular Economy package and anti-air pollution rules next week.

Member states must help clean up the air in our cities

It’s high time that member states step up their air quality measures to support cities’ local actions. A stronger directive on national emissions ceilings is essential to make it happen. Withdrawing the Commission proposal now would further delay action we should take to protect our citizens’ health, writes Lot van Hooijdonk.

NGOs: Rules on national emission ceilings are under threat

Flexibilities in emissions ceilings set for individual member states put EU air quality ambitions at risk, according to green NGOs.