eu air law Articles

  • Subject Index: Environmental Law Review 12 (2010)

    Action Group 322 EU funding 318 implementation of Directive 311 licensing regime 76, 304, 318 transition to clean coal 81 CERs (Certified Emission Reductions) 172 CERT (Carbon Emissions Reduction Target) 234, 278, 301,302 Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) 172 Cessation of business guidance for companies under CRC 320 CFAs (conditional fee agreements) 170,314 ...


  • Contribution of natural sources to air pollution levels in the EU - a technical basis for the development of guidance for the Member States

    Exceedences of air quality limit values represent breaches of Community law which can have significant legal consequences for the Member States. For some existing limit values, such as those in directive 1999/30/EC (1st Daughter Directive), an exceedence which is caused by particular natural sources can be ignored for the purposes of ensuring compliance with Community law. For example, Article ...


  • Application of the Emissions Trading Directive by EU Member States

    Member States shall report annually on the application of the Emissions Trading Directive, according to Article 21 of the Directive. The reporting obligation will allow the Commission to continuously follow the implementation of the Directive and provide information for the Commission's review report (under Article 30 of the Directive). This is particularly important for the first set of reports. ...

  • Getting the water sector in the Western Balkans ready for EU membership

    It would be my first time in Croatia, so naturally I was excited to be part of the team that organized a Danube Water Program workshop on EU Cross Support in the Water Sector in Zagreb September 28-29. Initially, the reasons behind the World Bank’s ...


    By The World Bank

  • Case Note: Extraterritoriality or an Illegal tax? A Challenge to the inclusion of aviation in the eu Emissions trading scheme

    INTRODUCTION The ATA (Air Transport Association of America)' issued judicial review proceedings in England's Administrative Court2 to quash the UK's implementation3 of the EU legislation4 which included aviation in the EU ETS (Emissions Trading Scheme)5 on the basis that such inclusion breached international treaties and customary international law. In R (on the application of Air ...


  • Legislation: The New Directive on Ambient Air Quality and Cleaner Air for Europe

    Keywords: Public health, pollution control, air quality framework measures, Directive 96/62, Sixth Environmental Action Programme, Clean Air for Europe Programme, Directive 2008/50, zones and agglomerations, limit values and target values, alert thresholds, critical level, information and reporting requirements, UK Air Quality Archive, ozone, action plans, enforcement ...


  • Air Implementation Pilot - Lessons learnt from the implementation of air quality legislation at urban level

    Why have a pilot project for air policy implementation? Almost three quarters of Europeans live in cities. The air quality in our cities is therefore of significant importance to the health of Europeans. Considerable progress has been made in the past twenty years in improving urban air quality, but issues remain. A number of different air pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide, particulate ...

  • The impact of international shipping on European air quality and climate forcing

    Due to its dependence on fossil fuel combustion and the fact that it is one of the least regulated anthropogenic emission sources, emissions from the marine transport sector contribute significantly to air pollution and climate change. The main objective of this report is to provide a comprehensive review of recent literature and reports, taking into account expert knowledge, on the maritime ...

  • Contribution of Natural Sources to PM Levels in Europe

    Air pollution levels in the EU depend to a considerable extent on anthropogenic emissions; however, in some areas large amounts of PM can be emitted from various sources of natural origin or transported from regions outside the EU. Exceedences of air quality limit values represent breaches of Community law which can have significant legal consequences for the Member States. For some existing ...


  • The European environmental liability directive and comparisons with U.S. natural resource damage assessment regulations

    In recent months, there has been increasing awareness and interest on the part of corporate organizations as to how to prepare for the enactment of the European Union (EU) Environmental Liability Directive (ELD)1 into national laws of the EU Member States (Member States are those sovereign countries of Europe that have acceded to the EU since 1951). Transpositions of the ELD into national laws ...

  • Governance Instruments That Protect Children`s Environmental Health: Is Enough Being Done?

    Abstract: We describe our efforts to find and assess governance instruments: laws, regulations, guidelines, addressing specifically the issue of children's environmental health in OECD countries in the European Union (EU) and in the United States of America (US). The ultimate purpose is to inform policy that will further Canada's commitment to children's environmental health. Among ...


  • New Environment Action Programme to 2020 – questions and answers

    Why do we need a new EAP? Global trends and challenges such as population dynamics and rising consumption in other parts of the world are making some environmental issues more pressing than ever - from resource and land use, to climate change. This makes it ever more important to address environmental problems at EU and at global level. The European Environment Agency's 2010 report on the ...

  • European Union CO2 emissions: different accounting perspectives

    The aim of this technical report is to explain to a wider audience the concepts and methodologies behind different air emission accounting perspectives and the resulting emissions data at the EU level. In brief, there are three of these different accounting perspectives: territorial, production and consumption. Three perspectives on air emissions The territorial ...

  • Buying green! a handbook on environmental public procurement

    Introduction What is the connection between public purchasing and the environment? Public authorities are major consumers in Europe, spending some 16 % of the EU’s gross domestic product (which is a sum equivalent to half the GDP of Germany). By using their purchasing power to opt for goods and services that also respect the environment, they can make ...


  • Buying Green! A Handbook on Environmental Public Procurement

    Untitled Document Green procurement: the essentials Green public procurement is a step-by-step process. Here are the steps. ...

  • Rio+20 Deal reveals little hope for progress

    Tuesday, the Brazilian hosts of the Rio+20 Earth Summit succeeded in finalising a statement that all government delegations could agree to. These negotiations ended before the real conference got started so the heads of state arriving Wednesday can spend more time at Cobacabana beach or visit the Jesus Christ monument instead of being tied up with tedious negotiations at the RioCentro conference ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Questions and answers on the Commission Communication `Towards a Circular Economy` and the Waste Targets Review

    What is a circular economy? A circular economy preserves the value added in products for as long as possible and virtually eliminates waste. It retains the resources within the economy when a product has reached the end of its life, so that they remain in productive use and create further value. It may involve: Increasing the time products deliver their service before ...

  • The influence of progressive beer duty in the UK

    Forget fancy cocktails or a glass of prosecco, the most popular choice of drink in Britain is beer. And it’s no wonder, with more than 5,000 high quality beers to choose from. If you went into a pub and witnessed what people ordered, for every ten drinks, seven are likely to be beer, while the other three are usually wine, cider or spirits. ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • Study Charts a Future for Waste-Derived Fuels

    Pointers to possible future EU policy initiatives to give co-incineration facilities burning waste-derived fuels a strategic role in waste management have emerged in a study for the European Commission.1 The report suggests a policy focus on promoting source separation of municipal wastes, active discouragement of mass burn incinerators, and a levelling of the regulatory playing-field for ...

  • The REACH Pandemic

    The world over, countries are adopting the core elements of REACH, Europe’s three-year-old regulation on chemical use. As the EC’s Environment Commission states, REACH aims to improve the protection of human health and the environment through the better and earlier identification of the intrinsic properties of chemical substances . But what it says next is equally important: ...


    By Actio Corporation

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