Regulation of Air Pollution   [open pdf - 1MB]

Alternate Title: Regulation of Air Pollution: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, European Union, France, Israel, Japan, South Africa, Switzerland, United Kingdom

"This report by the foreign law research staff of the Law Library of Congress's Global Legal Research Directorate includes surveys of eleven jurisdictions on the regulation of air pollution. The covered jurisdictions include one supranational entity, the European Union, and a diverse array of countries, including some with common-law legal systems (Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom), some civil-law countries (Brazil, China, France, Israel, Japan, and Switzerland), and one with a mixed legal system (South Africa). Some of the countries are unitary in nature, while others have federated governments. The report details the regimes these diverse jurisdictions have developed in recent decades to regulate air pollution. The country surveys cover each jurisdiction's regulation of both stationary and mobile sources of air pollution, and of pollutants including sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, ozone, particulate matter, and hazardous air pollutants. Fuel quality standards, renewable fuel requirements, and vehicle emissions standards are covered, as are strategies for meeting international requirements to address climate change."

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