New EU air pollution directive reinforces international commitments  | Sustainable Procurement News |

In the wake of a supportive European Parliament vote in November 2016, the EU Council of environment ministers has also approved and formally adopted a new Directive to reduce air pollution.
Now, publication of the Directive, which was agreed on 8 December, is expected imminently within the Official Journal of the European Union. Importantly, the directive aligns EU rules with international commitments (following the revision of the Gothenburg Protocol in 2012.