Ministers agree on climate, vehicle and solvent emissions

Agreements on a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2005, on new controls on vehicle emissions and fuel quality, and on a Directive on solvent emissions from industry were the main successes of the EC Environment Council on 19-20 June. Ministers also agreed on how policy on voluntary environmental agreements and on implementation and enforcement of EC laws should be taken forward, and opened negotiations on a new Directive on water resources.


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