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EU noise policy

In its Environment Action Programme to 2020, 'Living well, within the limits of our planet', the European Union committed to significantly decrease noise pollution in the Union, moving closer to levels recommended by the World Health Organisation, by 2020.

This will require, in particular:

  • implementing an updated Union noise policy aligned with the latest scientific knowledge
  • measures to reduce noise at source
  • improvements in city design