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Apart from fighting the greenhouse gases that cause climate change, a key objective of environmental legislation is to improve the quality of our air, the pollution of which has repercussions in particular on people's health and, in the form of phenomena such as acidification and eutrophication, on the environment. European policies are targeting the various types - and sources - of pollutant. Also, in 2005 the Commission proposed a thematic strategy for reducing the number of deaths linked to air pollution by 40% (of 2000 levels) by 2020.
- AIR QUALITY
- National emission ceilings for certain atmospheric pollutants
- Substances affecting the ozone layer
- Geneva Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution
- Protocol on Heavy Metals
- Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants (POPs)
- Recovery of petrol vapours during storage
- Petrol vapour recovery during refuelling of vehicles
LAND MOTOR VEHICLES
- All motor vehicles
- Reduction of carbon dioxide emissions from light commercial vehicles
- Reduction in CO₂ emissions of new passenger cars
- Clean and energy-efficient road transport vehicles
- Passenger car related taxes
- Information on the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of new cars
- Emissions from air conditioning systems in motor vehicles
- Off road vehicles
- OTHER VEHICLES