Air policy looks beyond 2020

Air quality policy proposals from the European Commission in December 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 Potoc?nik said on 15 October.

In his speech, Potoc?nik confirmed that existing air quality limits set by the EU Ambient Air Quality Directive will not be revised straight away (ENDS Report 461, p39).

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