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Higher ambitions needed for NEC

National emission reduction commitments for 2030 should ensure achievement of the World Health Organization’s recommended air quality levels.
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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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Money quarrels delay a CAP with diluted climate ambition

EU member states have deeply divided opinions on the CAP budget, but agree on weakening the environmental and climate baseline.
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EU climate policies reviewed

EU reduces CO2 emissions by 2 per cent, risks failing to meet sustainable energy targets, and gives green light to new fossil gas projects.
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Increasing renewable energy targets for the EU

The new European Commission needs to sprint towards climate action to be in line with the Paris Agreement. There is growing support for at least 55% emission reductions by 2030.
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Six countries still breach binding air pollution limits

In 2017, the national emission ceilings for ammonia were still violated by five member states and total emissions have now increased by more than three per cent over the last four years, preliminary data from the European Environment Agency (EEA) shows.
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10,000 EU staff call for coal phase-out by 2025

EU Staff 4 Climate is a bottom-up initiative led by EU staff in their individual/private capacity. It brings together colleagues from across the EU institutions who are deeply concerned ...
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CO2 standards for trucks

On 13 June 2019, the Council adopted the EU’s first-ever carbon dioxide emission standards for trucks and other heavy-duty vehicles. Under the new rules, which entered into force on 14 August, manufacturers will be required to cut CO2 emissions ...
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A first vision of a Common Food Policy

IPES-Food presents a plan to transform the European Union food system, including proposals for 80 policy reforms and a new governance architecture.
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Italy goes to EU Court over air pollution

On 7 March, the European Commission decided to refer Italy to the EU Court of Justice for failure to respect limit values for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) ...
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