Air pollution law revision can be a game changer for zero-pollution ambition
The revised AAQD will play a fundamental role in filling in the gaps that have been identified during the years of implementation of the existing directives, including through the dedicated Fitness Check process, and to make the instrument aligned with what science says.
While air pollution has been reduced over the last decade, current levels remain too high. More action is needed through the implementation and improvement of source policies and complementary horizontal legal instruments, including domestic heating and the agricultural sector.
Sectoral legislation, the National Emissions Ceiling Directive (NECD) and behavioural changes (e.g. changes in
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