On the 8th December 2022, the European Commission published its first Zero Pollution Monitoring and Outlook report setting pathways to cleaner air, water and soil.

The Commission report, together with the European Environment Agency’s monitoring assessment, shows that EU policies have contributed to reducing air pollution as well as pollution from pesticides. However, in other areas such as harmful noise, nutrient pollution or municipal waste generation, problems persist.

The results show that overall much stronger action is necessary if the EU is to achieve 2030 zero pollution targets, by adopting new anti-pollution laws and better implementing existing ones. Read here the full report to learn more.