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Environmental Regulation in the European Union

Environmental Policy and Regulation

  1. Alessandro FassÒ1,
  2. Giorgio Arduino2

Published Online: 15 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9780470057339.vnn014

Encyclopedia of Environmetrics

Encyclopedia of Environmetrics

How to Cite

FassÒ, A. and Arduino, G. 2013. Environmental Regulation in the European Union. Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Bergamo, Dalmine, Italy

  2. 2

    European Commission - DG Environment, Brussels, Belgium

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2013


This article briefly reviews the European legislation on the environment with particular focus on air quality. It considers the historical development starting from the Treaty establishing the European Community and ending in the IPR Decision on Clean Air Directive. It also addresses some issues on data availability.


  • European legislation;
  • cleaner air directive for Europe;
  • air quality;
  • primary up-to-date assessment data;
  • primary validated assessment data