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Indicator Assessment Emissions of primary PM2.5 and PM10 particulate matter (CSI 003/APE 009) - Assessment published Jun 2014
Total emissions of primary sub-10µm particulate matter (PM 10 ) have reduced by 24% across the EEA-33 region between 1990 and 2011, driven by a 35% reduction in emissions of the fine particulate matter (PM 2.5 ) fraction. Emissions of particulates between 2.5 and 10 µm have reduced by 12% over the same period; the difference of this trend to that of PM 2.5  is due to significantly increased emissions in the 2.5 to 10 µm fraction from 'Road transport' and 'Agriculture' (of 20% and 6% respectively) since 1990. Of this reduction in PM 10  emissions, % has taken place in the 'Energy Production and Distribution' sector due to factors 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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Indicator Assessment Emissions of ozone precursors (CSI 002/APE 008) - Assessment published Jun 2014
Emissions of the main ground-level ozone precursor pollutants have decreased across the EEA-33 region between 1990 and 2011; nitrogen oxides (NO X ) by 44%, non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOC) by 57%, carbon monoxide (CO) by 61%, and methane (CH 4 ) by 29%. This decrease has been achieved mainly as a result of the introduction of catalytic converters for vehicles, which has significantly reduced emissions of NO X  and CO from the road transport sector, the main source of ozone precursor emissions. The EU-28 as a whole reported 2011 emissions at 4% below the 2010 NECD ceiling for NO X , one of the two ozone precursors (NO X  and NMVOC) for which emission limits exist under the EU's NEC Directive (NECD). Total NMVOC emissions in the EU-28 were 22% below the 2010 NECD limit in 2011, however, seven of individual Member States did not meet their ceilings for one or both of these two pollutants. Of the three non-EU countries having emission ceilings for 2010 set under the UNECE/CLRTAP Gothenburg protocol (Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland), all reported NMVOC emissions in 2011 that were lower than their respective ceilings, however Liechtenstein and Norway reported 2011 NO X  emissions higher than their ceiling for 2010.
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File Decreasing stocks of natural resources — global megatrend 8
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Global megatrends SOER 2010 — assessment of global megatrends
File Disease burdens and the risk of new pandemics — global megatrend 3
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Global megatrends SOER 2010 — assessment of global megatrends
File Environmental regulation and governance: increasing fragmentation and convergence — global megatrend 11
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Global megatrends SOER 2010 — assessment of global megatrends
File Increasing environmental pollution load — global megatrend 10
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Global megatrends SOER 2010 — assessment of global megatrends
File Continued economic growth? — global megatrend 5
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Global megatrends SOER 2010 — assessment of global megatrends
File D source code Living in an urban world — global megatrend 2
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Global megatrends SOER 2010 — assessment of global megatrends
File Increasing global divergence in population trends — global megatrend 1
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Global megatrends SOER 2010 — assessment of global megatrends
File Intensified global competition for resources — global megatrend 7
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Global megatrends SOER 2010 — assessment of global megatrends
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