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Poor European test standards understate air pollution from cars

Inadequate test standards are underestimating emissions of harmful air pollutants from new cars and evidence indicates that many diesel car owners are making things worse by modifying their engines to increase power, the European Environment Agency warned today.

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EEA Scientific Committee opinion on GMES

Europe's Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) initiative must do more than add to the collection of environmental data, the EEA's Scientific Committee says in an advisory opinion on GMES adopted on 6 October.

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Network of European Environment Protection Agencies<br>3rd meeting, Stirling, 9-10 September 2004

The Network of European Environment Protection Agencies held its 3rd meeting in Stirling, UK, on 9 10 September 2004. There were representatives from agencies from 28 countries, as well as from the European Commission and the European Environment Agencies. The meeting was hosted jointly by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and the Environment Agency for England and Wales, who both provided an overview of the UK environment at the start of the meeting.

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