Commission unveils EU air quality package

The EU will aim for full compliance with existing air quality standards by 2020 and set targets to bring pollution levels further down up to 2030

The EU will aim for full compliance with existing standards on ambient air quality by 2020 at the latest and set targets to bring pollution levels further down up to 2030, the European Commission confirmed on Wednesday.

The new policy package on air quality, which was debated at Green Week in June, will close 70% of the gap between existing legislation and the maximum achievable reductions for an additional annual cost of about €3.4bn in 2030.*

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