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Article Air legislation in Europe
Air pollution is not the same everywhere. Different pollutants are released into the atmosphere from a wide range of sources. Once in the atmosphere, they can transform into new pollutants and spread around the world. Designing and implementing policies to address this complexity are not easy tasks. Below is an overview of air legislation in the European Union.
Located in Signals — well-being and the environment Signals 2013 Articles
SOER Message Air pollution — key message 2
As the amounts of acidifying air pollutants have fallen, the area of acid-sensitive ecosystems (such as freshwaters and forest soils) adversely affected in Europe has considerably reduced. Nonetheless, biological recovery in freshwaters is slow. The area of sensitive terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems affected by an excess input of atmospheric nitrogen in the EEA-32 has only diminished slightly between 1990 and 2010. The EU’s long-term objective of not exceeding the so-called critical atmospheric pollutant loads, which ecosystems can tolerate, has not been met.
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Air pollution — SOER 2010 thematic assessment Key messages
Figure Average total deposition of sulphate, 1995-1998
Notes: At 309 intensive monitoring plots
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Figure Average total deposition of nitrogen, 1995-1998
Notes: At 309 intensive monitoring plots
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Figure EEA-32 national emission changes from 1990 to 2004 for acidifying pollutants, and remaining reduction targets under the National Emission Ceiling Directive (NECD) for EU Member States
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Figure EEA-32 national emission reductions for acidifying pollutants (green) and remaining distance to emission reduction targets for EU Member States (purple)
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Figure Emissions of acidifying substances, ozone precursors and particulate matter (primary and secondary) per capita, 2005
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Figure Octet Stream Exceedance of critical loads of acidity, EMEP 2004 deposition data
This map shows areas in Europe where ecosystems are exposed to atmospheric loads of acidity (sulphur plus nitrogen compounds) that are greater than the critical load for the most sensitive ecosystem in each 50 x 50 grid cell.
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Figure Troff document Ocean acidity over the past 25 million years and projected to 2100
The ‘pH’ is a measure of acidity – the lower the number the more acidic the ocean becomes. On a geological timescale, ocean pH has been relatively stable. Recently, oceans have been acidifying fast and this is projected to continue at a rate unprecedented for millions of years.
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Figure text/texmacs Percentage changes in emissions of acidifying substances (SO2, NOX and NH3) over the period 1990 to 2004, and comparison with NEC Directive targets
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