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Article Air legislation in Europe
Air pollution is not the same everywhere. Different pollutants are released into the atmosphere from a wide range of sources. Once in the atmosphere, they can transform into new pollutants and spread around the world. Designing and implementing policies to address this complexity are not easy tasks. Below is an overview of air legislation in the European Union.
Located in Signals — well-being and the environment Signals 2013 Articles
Article text/texmacs Dublin tackles the health impacts of air pollution
Martin Fitzpatrick is a Principal Environmental Health Officer in the air quality monitoring and noise unit of Dublin City Council, Ireland. He is also the Dublin contact point for a pilot project run by the European Commission DG Environment and the EEA aimed at improving the implementation of air legislation. We asked him how Dublin tackles the health problems linked to poor air quality.
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Figure Pressures from urbanisation and transport on semi-natural areas
Urban sprawl is increasing, but there are insufficient data available to enable an assessment of the extent to which the re-use of previously developed land is reducing pressures for development on virgin land.
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Figure Total emissions of SOx by different transport modes in EEA member countries plus Croatia (1990-2004)
International navigation and aviation figures are for international bunkers and do not take into full account emissions in the EMEP area from nonEEA32 activities.
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Figure Road transport's share increases strongly in EU-10
Note: Road freight transport is assigned to the country of origin of the transport vehicle in EU statistics rather than to where the vehicles drive
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Figure Road distance to nearest motorway or major road on base of LAU2-units (municipalities)
Road accessibility in km from the centre of municipalities to the next motorway or major road
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Figure Share of land freight transport by mode
Percentage share of land freight transport between road and rail transport mode for EU12, EU15 and combined EU27.
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Figure Road transport fuel prices (including taxes) in EU Member States
Road transport fuel prices (including taxes) in EU Member States
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Figure Built-up areas, road network and population increases, selected EEA countries
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Figure EU-15 and EU-27 greenhouse gas emissions from transport compared with transport volumes (passenger transport by car and freight transport by road) (1990-2005)
To calculate EU15 greenhouse gas projections, sectoral WAM projections for France and Italy had to be gap-filled
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European Environment Agency (EEA)
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