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Action needed to cut PM from tyres and brakes

A recent report from the UK Air Quality Expert Group (AQEG) warns about the increasing importance of non-exhaust emissions (NEE) from road traffic.
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CO2 standards for trucks

On 13 June 2019, the Council adopted the EU’s first-ever carbon dioxide emission standards for trucks and other heavy-duty vehicles. Under the new rules, which entered into force on 14 August, manufacturers will be required to cut CO2 emissions ...
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London launches ultra-low emissions zone

Green groups have hailed the start of an ultra-low emissions zone (ULEZ) in London that sets the toughest vehicle emission standards for any urban air quality scheme in the world.
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Global health impacts of vehicle exhaust

Study links ambient levels of toxic particles and ozone specifically caused by vehicle exhaust emissions to 385,000 premature deaths worldwide in 2015, of which 60,000 were due to emissions from shipping.
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The health costs of dirty diesel revealed

Air pollution from road traffic causes damage worth at least €80 billion every year in the EU, with diesel fumes responsible for three-quarters of the harm.
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Transport’s true cost to the environment

The European Commission has shared the preliminary results of a study on the negative effects that transport has on the environment, health, air quality and climate ...
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Transport is not on track to implement the Paris Agreement in the EU

GHG emissions from transport are still rising in the EU, despite calls by the environmental movement to cut GHG emissions to almost zero by 2040 at the latest.
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Germany to spend €2 bn to avert driving bans

The German government had previously pledged €1 billion to help improve air quality, but after meeting with municipal representatives in December, Chancellor Angela Merkel said ...
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Citizens support diesel bans to tackle air pollution

Two-thirds of EU citizens support the introduction of low-emission zones banning polluting cars from city centres, according to a recent survey.
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Climate targets for trucks and cars in the making

The European Parliament is pushing for more ambitious CO2 standards for cars and lorries by 2030. Though even more cuts are needed to decarbonise the vehicle fleet by 2050.
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