2011-2

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Sustainable transport is more than emissions

"Curbing mobility is not an option," says the European Commission in a new roadmap for the transport sector, expressing a view that immediately sparked criticism.
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Overhaul of EU air quality policy announced

Prompt action is required to further reduce particulate matter, ground-level ozone, and nitrogen dioxide – an EU clean air strategy should be adopted in 2013.
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Negotiating new air pollutant ceilings

Significant environmental improvements can be achieved while additional costs still stay well below 0.1 per cent of GDP. Moreover, health benefits alone outweigh the costs by ten times or more.
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Lower the ceilings

"many countries still claim they are unable to commit"
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No. 2, June 2011

Contents: Necessary to go for 50 per cent by 2020 (editorial), The remaining carbon budget, High economic benefits of new NEC directive, The role of forests in the Climate Convention, 100 percent renewable energy globally by 2050, Strict sulphur standards no threat to shipping.
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