REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS THE FIRST CLEAN AIR OUTLOOK
1. As agreed under the 2013 Clean Air Programme for Europe, ‘The First Clean Air Outlook’ is the first issue of a regular report setting out the current air quality situation in Europe. The report presents the EU air quality legislative framework and discusses prospects for emission reductions and progress towards the EU’s air quality objectives. These objectives include emission reductions, ambient air quality concentration objectives and ecosystem and environmental protection objectives. The report provides an overview of collective EU progress towards meeting the ambitious emission reduction commitments for 2020 and 2030 set by the revised National Emission Ceilings Directive (NECD) (2016/2284/EC) and concentration limit values set by the Ambient Air Quality Directive (2008/50EC). It also provides broad analysis on sectoral impact and possible future areas for regulation and ambition at EU level. This document summarises the content of the report.