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Por Admin Eltis / Actualizado: 20 Jun 2018

The transport sector contributes to over 20% of total EU greenhouse gas emissions, of which over 70% is from road transport. In urban areas, transport contributes significantly to air quality problems, often with pollutant concentrations well above the limits set by EU legislation for health protection. Despite substantial emissions reductions over the last decade, more than 400 000 premature deaths in Europe each year can be attributed to air pollution.

There are a number of key pieces of policy and legislation addressing environmental and health issues relating to transport, including the important activity of internalising transport external costs.