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Tackling climate change delivers better air quality for Europe

Tackling climate change will improve Europe's air quality, cut premature deaths and could save 12 billion EUR annually in air pollution control costs by 2030, a new EEA report says. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions, by burning smaller amounts of fossil fuels, will mean less air pollution. As a result the cost of tackling air pollution will be cut significantly.

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High-flying plans in Graz

The work to improve European environmental monitoring took another step forward with a symposium on Global Monitoring for Environment and Security, GMES, held in Graz in Austria this week. GMES is an EU-led project aiming to combine ground- and satellite-data in order to give a better picture of what is happening to the environment.

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Member States put Emissions Trading Scheme into practice

Member States are looking to improve and harmonise ways of running the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), according to a report released today by the EEA. The report, 'Application of the Emissions Trading Directive by EU Member States', covers the first four months of the Emission Trading Scheme's operation in 2005 and provides the first comprehensive picture of how Member States are putting the Scheme into practice.

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The latest success of an early report

Danish television (DR1 & DR2) is currently broadcasting a documentary series on the environment inspired by the EEA report , 'Late lessons from early warnings'. The series, 'Progress gone astray' ("Fremskridt på afveje") runs from 27 February to 15 May.

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Transport growth - an environmental dilemma for Europe

Polluting emissions from transport continue to impact on health and undermine progress towards Kyoto targets, says a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA).

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