EEA publish air quality in Europe report for 2020

01 December 2020

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The European Environment Agency (EEA) has published its report on air quality in Europe for 2020, which shows that six member states, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Italy, Poland, and Romania, exceeded the EU's limit value for fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in 2018. Only Estonia, Finland, Iceland and Ireland had fine particulate matter concentrations that were below the World Health Organization's (WHO) stricter guideline values.

The EEA report notes that there remains a gap between the EU's legal air quality limits and WHO guidelines, an issue that the European Commission seeks to address with a revision of the EU standards under the Zero Pollution Action Plan.

Source: EEA, 23 November 2020