The European Commission and the EU Environment Agency launched a new Air Quality Index, coinciding with the publication of the Air Quality Atlas, a tool developed by the Commission’s Joint Research Centre. At the Clean Air Forum taking place today in Paris the Commission and the EU Environment Agency launched a new Air Quality Indexwhich allows citizens to monitor air quality in real time. The Commission also published an Air Quality Atlas, a tool developed by the Commission’s Joint Research Centre that maps the origins of fine particulate matter, such as dust, smoke, soot, pollen and soil particles, in EU cities.
Update: An addendum to the draft agenda concerning transport policy is now available.
Agenda items concern energy & environment, digital, transport and trade policy.
Update: the minutes of the meeting are available.
Digitisation and its impact on jobs and skills, as well as measures to develop the European data economy are on the agenda. The meeting of the EEA Council will also be preceded by an informal political dialogue with the EEA EFTA States. The meeting will be chaired by Mr Sven Mikser, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Estonia. Discussions will focus on the implications for the EEA Agreement of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU and the Eastern Partnership.