Most EU governments failed to file air pollution plans on time
National governments were supposed to detail how they plan to reduce emissions of harmful air pollution in “National Air Pollution Control Programmes” (NAPCP), which should have been sent to the European Commission by 1 April.
Member states ask EU to help hide their air pollution failure
Eleven governments have asked the European Commission to retrospectively raise their “emission ceilings” after breaching their national air pollution limits in 2016, namely: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland ...
A plan adopted in early May by the outgoing French environment minister, Ségolène Royal, sets new legal limits on air pollutant emissions up to 2030, in line with the emission reduction commitments under the EU’s National Emission Ceilings (NEC) directive.