31 Dec '13, 2pm

Europe’s ‘Year of Air’: More needs to be done

As 2013 draws to a close, so does Europe’s Year of Air, in which the European Union aimed to address issues of air quality across the continent and make positive steps to improve it for the future. The focus of environmental discussions throughout the year, the European Environment Agency has taken a look back on 2013 to see the highs and lows of the Year of Air, showcasing where Europe has made progress and where is still room for improvement. According to its assessments made this year, more than nine in 10 city-dwellers in Europe are exposed to air pollutants above World Health Organisation guideline. In 2011, several EU Member States breached legal limits for air pollution, mostly for nitrogen oxides (NOx). Traffic remains one of the main sources of this NOx, meaning efforts to tackle transport emissions are particularly important. But the EU is starting to take positi...

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