Response to Commissioner Potočnik’s comments on the EU Air Policy Review

Industry needs a predictable and realistically achievable set of measures; we therefore urge EU policymakers to set the ambition levels of the future air policy framework so that they remain consistent with the investments needed in the context of the upcoming 2030 energy and climate framework:

- The 2020 ceilings should be aligned with the Gothenburg Protocol objectives in order to preserve the short-term competitiveness of EU industries;
- Setting 2025 interim targets should not lead to imposing measures that go beyond what is expected from the application of the current legislative framework;
- The 2030 TSAP objectives should not be set beyond the 50 % gap closure scenario, in order to remain cost-effectively achievable.