A reduction in road traffic and a switch to greener transport modes are needed to curb air pollution in towns and cities, as cleaner vehicles alone will not be sufficient to solve the problem, the French environment and health agency Anses has said.
In a report on particulate matter (PM) pollution, the agency analysed emissions scenarios in French cities by 2025. Despite some positive results, Anses concluded that technological advances alone, such as increased use of particulate filters and a move away from diesel engines, will not lead to sufficient improvements in urban air quality.
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