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Publication Air Implementation Pilot - Lessons learnt from the implementation of air quality legislation at urban level
Almost three quarters of Europeans live in cities. The air quality in our cities is therefore of significant importance to the health of Europeans. Considerable progress has been made in the past twenty years in improving urban air quality, but issues remain. A number of different air pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide, particulate matter, and ozone remain above regulated levels, posing a threat to human health. This report describes a European pilot project to help identify and address the reasons underlying this 'gap' in implementation of air quality policy in 12 European cities, and thereby draw lessons of wider relevance.
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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
Air pollution
Air pollution harms human health and the environment. In Europe, emissions of many air pollutants have decreased substantially over the past decades, resulting in improved air quality across the region. However, air pollutant concentrations are still too high, and air quality problems persist. A significant proportion of Europe’s population live in areas, especially cities, where exceedances of air quality standards occur: ozone, nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter (PM) pollution pose serious health risks. Several countries have exceeded one or more of their 2010 emission limits for four important air pollutants. Reducing air pollution therefore remains important.
Located in Environmental topics Air pollution
Common environmental theme Air pollution - Drivers and pressures (Sweden)
Key drivers and pressures of air pollution. Links to further national information on air pollution.
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Sweden
Common environmental theme Air pollution - Drivers and pressures (Luxembourg)
SOER Common environmental theme from Luxembourg - air pollution
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Luxembourg
Common environmental theme Octet Stream Air pollution - National Responses (Croatia)
SOER Common environmental theme from Croatia
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Croatia
Common environmental theme D source code Air pollution - National Responses (Finland)
Air pollution - National Responses
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Finland
Common environmental theme Air pollution - National Responses (Sweden)
Response. Links to further national information.
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Sweden
Common environmental theme Air pollution - National Responses (Luxembourg)
SOER Common environmental theme from Luxembourg - air pollution
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Luxembourg
Common environmental theme Air pollution - Outlook 2020 (Luxembourg)
SOER Common environmental theme from Luxembourg - air pollution
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Luxembourg
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