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Clean Air Outlook

The Second Clean Air Outlook (COM(2021)3) was published in January 2021. It presents the prospects for reducing air pollution in Europe up to 2030 and beyond. It updates the analysis presented in the First Clean Outlook, in particular by including the measures put forward by Member States in their National Air Pollution Control Programmes and an increased level of ambition for fighting climate change.

The Second Clean Air Outlook is underpinned by a report (report + annex) from the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis which presents in detail the methodology and results of the analysis.

The First Clean Air Outlook (COM(2018)446) published in 2018 was based on the objectives agreed by the co-legislators and the latest data on air pollutant emissions and concentrations. It updated the analysis undertaken for the Impact Assessment that underpinned the Commission Proposal for a Clean Air Programme for Europe. 

Four supporting reports from the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis accompanied this First Clean Air Outlook:

  • An overview report containing much of the underlying analysis on which the Outlook is based
  • An economic report summarising the cost-benefit analysis of the above
  • report on measures to address air pollution from agriculture
  • report on measures to address air pollution from small combustion sources