05 January 2015

European Parliament Study

IIASA has carried out a study for the European Parliament's Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety to examine the interactions between the European Union’s air quality policy and the proposed EU climate and energy policy.

This study was undertaken at the request of the Impact Assessment Unit of the Directorate for Impact Assessment and European Added Value, within the Directorate-General for Parliamentary Research Services (DG EPRS) of the General Secretariat of the European Parliament. It provides a complementary impact assessment, exploring the interactions between the European Union’s air quality policy and the proposed EU climate and energy policy. The report shows that reduced consumption of polluting fuels resulting from the climate and energy targets that have been put forward by the European Commission in early 2014 (i.e., a 40% reduction in GHGs, a share of 27% renewables, and a 30% improvement of energy efficiency compared to the 2007 baseline), would reduce premature mortality from fine particulate matter in the EU and make further air quality improvements less costly.

The report is available from the web site of the European Parliament:

Complementary Impact Assessment on interactions between EU air quality policy and climate and energy policy. (October 2014)

EPRS | European Parliamentary Research Service, Ex-Ante Impact Assessment Unit, European Parliament, PE 528.802.
ISBN 978-92-823-6022-4


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