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Wednesday, 07.10.2015, 20:24
Market surveillance and control of compliance with the type-approval legislation concerning air pollution is a competence of the EU member states. Commission has established CO2 performance standards for cars and vans and emission reduction targets. However, there some differences in regulating emission limits and testing procedures between the EU and the US.
Keyword tags: Ecology, EU – Baltic States, Transport
Air pollution in urban areas presents a serious problem in the member states. The issue is being regulated by the EU legislation since 2007, in particular, concerning emission limits and tests procedures. The EU Directive is in effect in the member states from 29 April 2009. However, there are still numerous problems in implementation.
The European Commission has adopted a new transnational cooperation Interreg program for the Baltic Sea Southern Region, informs LETA/ELTA.
Estonian Environment Minister Marko Pomerants said that a global agreement is the only way to resolve climate change-related challenges, the ministry's press service reports LETA.
CleanTech Latvia continues to introduce Kazakhstan with the best Latvian clean technology solutions and their know-how’s at the exhibition EcoTech 2015 The 11th Central-Asian International Exhibition for Environmental Technologies, Waste Management & Recycling, Industrial Water Treatment and Green Innovations Ecotech 2015 will take place in Almaty, Kazakhstan from September 16-18, 2015.
The Estonian Ministry of Environment has decided to channel a million euros from the EU emission quota unit trading system auction revenues to the UN Green Climate Fund in the years 2015-17, the ministry announced BC.
Environmental Protection and Regional Development Minister Kaspars Gerhards (All For Latvia-For Fatherland And Freedom/LNNK) believes that Skonto buve’s actions regarding the liquidation of acid waste ponds in Incukalns are now bordering on sabotage, the minister's advisor Oskars Vizbulis told LETA.