Tag Archive for 'clean air'

New rules for cleaner ship fuels will improve English Channel air quality

December 19th, 2012 by European Commission

New European environmental rules on marine fuels, entered into force on 17 December 2012. These rules will substantially reduce air pollution and its impacts on human health. Air pollutants from maritime shipping are transported long distances and contribute increasingly to the air quality problems in many European cities. Without any action, sulphur emissions from shipping […]

Dangerous air pollutants must be reduced to safeguard public health

March 21st, 2012 by European Lung Foundation

Urgent action is needed to reduce the high concentrations of dangerous air pollutants in Europe, according to experts writing in the European Respiratory Journal on 1 March 2012. The European Respiratory Society‘s Environment and Health Committee are urging policymakers in Europe to introduce changes that will ensure the air that we breathe is safe and […]