France adopts national air pollution plan

A plan adopted in early May by the outgoing French environment minister, Ségolène Royal, sets new legal limits on air pollutant emissions up to 2030, in line with the emission reduction commitments under the EU’s National Emission Ceilings (NEC) directive.

The decree requires the country to cut sulphur dioxide emissions by 77 per cent by 2030, compared to 2005 values. Emissions of nitrogen oxides will need to fall by 69 per cent, particulate matter by 57 per cent, volatile organic compounds by 52 per cent and ammonia by 13 per cent. The 2030 targets will be preceded by interim goals for 2020 and 2025.

Source: Ends Europe Daily, 10 May 2017


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