EU eyes ‘zero pollution’ by 2050, but critics say new plan lacks teeth

The European Commission’s new Zero Pollution Action Plan sets out broad 2030 targets covering air, water soil, biodiversity, noise and waste – but green groups argue it contains little in the way of concrete new commitments or targets.

by Robert Hodgson
Commissioners Sinkevicius and Timmermans presenting the Zero Pollution Action Plan on Wednesday. Photo: Claudio Centonze / EC - Audiovisual Service
Commissioners Sinkevicius and Timmermans presenting the Zero Pollution Action Plan on Wednesday. Photo: Claudio Centonze / EC - Audiovisual Service

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