Air pollution - National Responses (Belgium)
- Air pollution
Ozone and or air quality action plans have been adopted during the last ten years at both the federal and regional level in order to reduce, through a comprehensive set of measures, the level of concentrations of various air pollutants, in particular ozone, particulate matters and NOx.
A Royal Decree on boilers was adopted in July 2009 in order to limit emissions of NOX and particulate matters emissions and a Royal Decree on pellet-fired boilers is under preparation.
The Euro 5 standard has been introduced for private vehicles.
For company vehicles, with effect from the fiscal year 2007, a tax deduction of EUR150 (not indexed) is available for the purchase of new diesel vehicles equipped with a particle filter and with CO2 emissions not higher than 130 grams per km and those with particulate matters (soot) of maximum 0.005 g/km. For the calendar year 2009, a reduction of EUR210 (indexed net amount) is available by direct deduction from the purchase invoice.
For references, please go to www.eea.europa.eu/soer or scan the QR code.
This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe's environment.
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