Air pollution

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The Dutch nitrogen crisis

A court ruling has forced the Netherlands to promptly deal with its high nitrogen emissions. The government has decided to cut speed limits and farmers have rallied in the streets to protest against reducing livestock numbers.
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European transboundary air pollution is slowly shrinking

For most European countries the biggest share of depositions of sulphur and nitrogen emanate from outside their own territory, and a significant share of the depositions originate from international shipping.
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New Clean Air Fund launched

First announced at the United Nations Climate Change Summit in September, the Clean Air Fund has received USD 50 million in initial funding ...
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Cutting air pollution will save lives

Europe’s air is slowly getting cleaner, but air pollution remains the largest environmental health risk and is still responsible for about 400,000 premature deaths every year.
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40 years of partnership for clean air

The Air Convention has developed and applied new tools resulting in cost-effective, effect-based strategies to tackle air pollution.
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Cities for clean air

On 11 October, 35 mayors pledged to deliver clean air for over 140 million people who live in their cities. By signing the C40 Clean Air Cities Declaration, the mayors recognise ...
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UK air is cleaner but challenges remain

Policies to improve air quality in the UK over the past 40 years have led to significant reductions in pollution and associated mortality rates, a new study has found.
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Amended Gothenburg Protocol now in force

The amended Gothenburg Protocol under the Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP) came into force on 7 October, after the eighteenth ratification, by Luxembourg in July.
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EU law instrumental for cleaning up power plants

The EU Large Combustion Plants Directive was the main driver behind the significant air pollutant emission cuts in this sector from 2004 to 2015, according to a new EEA report.
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Action needed to cut PM from tyres and brakes

A recent report from the UK Air Quality Expert Group (AQEG) warns about the increasing importance of non-exhaust emissions (NEE) from road traffic.
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