EU air quality package to look beyond 2020

December air quality policy proposals from the European Commission will include long-term emissions targets but no immediate revision of concentration limits

The forthcoming EU policy package on air quality will set a long-term strategy for cutting pollution in Europe, with new emission ceilings for 2020 and further reduction measures for up to 2030, environment commissioner Janez Potocnik said on 15 October.

In his speech, Potocnik confirmed that existing air quality limits set by the EU Ambient Air Quality Directive will not be revised straight away.

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