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The Clean Air for Europe programme (CAFE) was launched in March 2001 with the aim to develop long-term, strategic and integrated policy advice to protect against significant negative effects of air pollution on human health and the environment. (See the CAFE Communication (COM(2001) 245).

CAFE was a programme of technical analysis and policy development that underpinned the development of the Thematic Strategy on Air Pollution under the Sixth Environmental Action Programme.

The Commission adopted the Thematic Strategy on 21 September 2005 (see press release).

The major elements of the CAFE programme & the Thematic Strategy "package" are:

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