EEA flags problems with EU transport pollution rules

Transport pollution is of "great concern", the European Environment Agency has warned in a new report

Transport pollution is of “great concern”, with a number of the EU’s legal instruments on transport failing to reduce ground-level concentrations of pollutants, the European Environment Agency (EEA) has said.

European vehicle standards have failed to reduce harmful nitrogen dioxide emissions to levels set out in EU legislation, while particulate matter emissions also continue to exceed limits set out in law.

And emissions standards for diesel engines, which were based on laboratory tests, have not delivered expected results in real-world conditions and need reviewing, the EEA said in a study published on Tuesday.

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