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Indicator Assessment Emissions of primary particulate matter and secondary particulate matter precursors (CSI 003/APE 009) - Assessment published Dec 2011
Total emissions of primary PM 10 particulate matter have reduced by 27% across the EEA-32 region between 1990 and 2009, driven by a 34% reduction in emissions of the fine particulate matter (PM 2.5 ) fraction; emissions of particulates between 2.5 and 10 µm have risen slightly (10%) over the same period. Of this reduction in PM 10 emissions, 37% has taken place in the 'Energy Production and Distribution' sector due reasons including the fuel-switching from coal to natural gas for electricity generation and improvements in the performance of pollution abatement equipment installed at industrial facilities.
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Policy Document Directive 2001/81/EC, national emission ceilings
Directive 2001/81/EC, on nation al emissions ceilings (NECD) for certain atmospheric pollutants. Emission reduction targets for the new EU10 Member States have been specified in the Treaty of Accession to the European Union 2003  [The Treaty of Accession 2003 of the Czech Republic, Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Slovenia and Slovakia. AA2003/ACT/Annex II/en 2072] in order that they can comply with the NECD.
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Figure Contributions by sector for emissions of acidifying pollutants (EEA member countries)
The contribution made by different sectors to emissions of acidifying pollutants
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Figure Change in CO emissions for each sector 1990-2008 (EEA member countries)
Percentage change in carbon monoxide (CO) emissions for each sector between 1990 and 2008.
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Figure Change in CO emissions for each sector 1990-2009 (EEA member countries)
Percentage change in carbon monoxide (CO) emissions for each sector between 1990 and 2009.
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Figure Contribution to total change in CO emissions for each sector (EEA member countries)
The contribution made by each sector to the total change in carbon monoxide (CO) emissions between 1990 and 2010.
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Figure Total greenhouse gas emissions by sector (%) in EU-27, 2007
Annual emissions of CO2, CH4, N2O, HFC, PFC and SF6 in the UNFCCC reporting format are converted to their global warming potential GWP (100 year time horizon) for addition and comparison with the Kyoto Protocol targets: 1 t CH4 = 21 t CO2-equivalent, 1 t N2O = 310 t CO2-equivalent, 1 t SF6 = 23 900 t CO2-equivalent. HFCs and PFCs have a wide range of GWPs depending on the gas and emissions are already reported in tonnes CO2-equivalent. International transport emissions (Memo items: international aviation and international maritime transport) are shown in the chart because they are the fastest growing source of emissions in the EU. They are however not included in the national totals reported as part of the national greenhouse gas inventories under the UNFCCC.
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Figure Change in CO emissions 1990-2010 (EEA member countries)
The reported change in carbon monoxide (CO) emissions for each country, 1990-2010.
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Figure Change in CH4 emissions 1990-2010 (EEA member countries)
The reported change in methane (CH4) emissions for each country, 1990-2010.
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Figure Sector contributions of emissions of primary particulate matter in 2010 (EEA member countries)
The contribution made by different sectors to emissions of primary PM2.5 and PM10 in 2010.
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