by | December 18, 2018 | Statements

Agreement on CO2 welcome, but more health protection against air pollution needed

The European Parliament, Commission and Council have now reached an agreement to cut CO2 emissions from new cars and vans by 15% in 2025 and 37.5% in 2030. Although the deal waters down the ambitious proposal by the European Parliament, the 37.5% cut by 2030 improves the very weak Commission suggestion of just 30%.

EPHA welcomes the agreement reached as a step in the right direction to protect Europe’s health. However, recent data shows that such measures are not enough, and that only more ambitious actions will effectively curb air pollution’s disastrous effects on people’s health and health-related public spending. EPHA will continue to monitor the situation and campaign for clean air for health.” said Yves Brand, Vice President, EPHA.

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