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Seven out of eight audited EU countries "have not effectively implemented" a decade-old directive on air quality rules, according to a report published at the end of January.
Despite the efforts of European countries, atmospheric pollution (fine particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide and ozone in particular) continues to kill hundreds of thousands of people every year.
Every year, the European Environment Agency publishes a report on air quality in Europe.
Greenpeace has just published its first ranking of the most virtuous European cities in terms of mobility and the fight against air pollution.
Each year 500 000 Europeans die prematurely as a result of air pollution. Road transport alone causes 18 percent of air pollution.
Meat and dairy are emissions-intensive when compared to vegetables and fruit, with carnivore diets leading to roughly double the amount of a vegetarian's greenhouse gas emissions.
The EU’s reliance on the private industry to steer technological developments in the field of defence are rooted in almost 15 years of drone research conducted under its leading R&D programmes.
The European Union has already achieved one of its three targets related to climate change and energy, as a part of the Europe 2020 strategy.
Increasing amounts of plastic pollution have been detected in Europe's most northern Arctic regions, but the overwhelming majority of litter stems from other parts of the world.
The ICCT publishes every year a statistical overview of the European car fleet. The data goes ten years back, allowing a full appreciation of the recent market evolution.