Denmark promises action to cut pollution in cities

The new Danish environment minister Ida Auken has promised her country will speed up the development of low-emission zones (LEZ) to combat air pollution in Denmark's cities, particularly nitrogen dioxide (N2O) and particles.

In a statement released on Monday, the minister acknowledged that the previous Danish government had not done enough in this area, adding she was "not surprised" that the European Commission had rejected its request for more time to comply with the EU air quality limit on N2O in February because pollution levels are too high.

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