All of the EU’s member states but two have failed to show how they will slash air pollution to comply with the emissions limits set out in the EU’s National Emission Ceilings Directive, according to a new report from the European Environmental Bureau (EEB). The EEB report— National Air Pollution Control Programmes: analysis and suggestions for the way forward —sheds light on progress by member states towards compliance with the National Emission Ceilings (NEC) Directive, which aims to halve the impact of air pollution on people health by 2030. Under the directive, EU governments are obliged to develop national air pollution control programs which outline how the member state will reduce emissions of five major pollutants— sulfur dioxide (SO 2 ); nitrogen oxides (NO x ); non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOCs); ammonia (NH 3 ); and PM 2.5 —by 2020 and 2030. The first program was due by 1 […]