Report on the progress made on the implementation of Directive (EU) 2016/2284 on the reduction of national emissions of certain atmospheric pollutants

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Series Details COM (2020) 266
Publication Date 26/06/2020
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Report published by the European Commission on 26 June 2020 assessing the implementation of Directive (EU) 2016/2284 - also known as the National Emmission reduction Commitments Directive (NEC Directive).

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Directive (EU) 2016/2284 is seen as the main legislative instrument to achieve the 2030 objectives of the Clean Air Programme. The NEC Directive sets national emission reduction commitments for each EU Member State for the period 2020-2029 and more ambitious ones as of 2030, targeting five air pollutants responsible for negative impacts on human health and the environment.

This is the first report published by the Commission evaluating the implementation of this Directive. The report shows that implementation needs improvement - Member States need to step up efforts across all sectors, as most of them are at risk of not complying with their 2020 or 2030 emission reduction commitments. While some Member States show good practices that should be inspiring for others, the report demonstrates the need for additional measures in order to reduce air pollution.

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European Commission: Press Release, 26/06/2020: Air pollution: Most EU Member States not on track to reduce air pollution and its related health impacts by 2030

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