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News | 08 Dec 2022

Zero pollution: 2030 targets within reach but need stronger action

Today, the Commission is publishing its first Zero Pollution Monitoring and Outlook Report and its third Clean Air Outlook report - together setting pathways to cleaner air, water and soil. The reports show that EU policies have contributed to reducing air pollution as well as pollution from pesticides. However, pollution levels are still too high. In other areas such as harmful noise, nutrient pollution or municipal waste generation, progress has stalled. The results show that overall much stronger action is necessary if the EU is to achieve 2030 pollution reduction targets, by adopting new anti-pollution laws and better implementing existing ones.

Find out more here.

Press statement by Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius on Zero Pollution Monitoring and Outlook Report