• Getting more for less: An alternative assessment of the NEC Directive

    The proposed NEC directive should be seen as a first step towards the achievement of the long-term objectives of the EU’s Fifth Environmental Action Programme.

    This report aims to support the development of more integrated strategies for environment policy, which in turn will generate smarter and more cost-effective emission abatement strategies. The three environmental organisations that have published this report have long been convinced that using policies to improve energy and transport efficiency, and to achieve fuel-switching and modal shifts in transport, will allow great pollution cuts at lower costs. This will realise the multiple benefits of improved economic efficiency, lower greenhouse-gas emissions, and lower pollution levels.