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Publication Impact of selected policy measures on Europe's air quality
The main objective of the present study is to analyse and quantify the effects that certain past policy measures in the road transport and industrial combustion facilities have had on the magnitude of air pollutant emissions and subsequent air quality in Europe. The policies selected are the Euro emission standards for road vehicles and the EU directives on Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) and large combustion plants (LCP).
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Figure text/texmacs Emissions of selected air pollutants as a result of three environmental policy packages
The 2 line graphics show SO2 and NOx emission trends from 1970 to 2050 according to 4 scenarios: the baseline, Global PP, OECD+BRIC PP, Global PP
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Publication Air pollution — SOER 2010 thematic assessment
Emissions of air pollutants derive from almost all economic and societal activities. They result in clear risks to human health and ecosystems. In Europe, policies and actions at all levels have greatly reduced anthropogenic emissions and exposure but some air pollutants still harm human health. Similarly, as emissions of acidifying pollutants have reduced, the situation for Europe's rivers and lakes has improved but atmospheric nitrogen oversupply still threatens biodiversity in sensitive terrestrial and water ecosystems. The movement of atmospheric pollution between continents attracts increasing political attention. Greater international cooperation, also focusing on links between climate and air pollution policies, is required more than ever to address air pollution.
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Thematic assessments
Common environmental theme Air pollution - National Responses (Luxembourg)
SOER Common environmental theme from Luxembourg - air pollution
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Luxembourg
Common environmental theme Air pollution - Outlook 2020 (Luxembourg)
SOER Common environmental theme from Luxembourg - air pollution
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Luxembourg
Common environmental theme Air pollution - Drivers and pressures (Luxembourg)
SOER Common environmental theme from Luxembourg - air pollution
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Luxembourg
Common environmental theme Air pollution - State and impacts (Luxembourg)
SOER Common environmental theme from Luxembourg - air pollution
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Luxembourg
Common environmental theme Air pollution - Why care? (Luxembourg)
SOER Common environmental theme from Luxembourg - air pollution
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Luxembourg
Common environmental theme D source code Air pollution - Outlook 2020 (Finland)
Air Pollution - Outlook
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Finland
Indicator Assessment chemical/x-pdb Emissions of ozone precursors (CSI 002/APE 008) - Assessment published Oct 2010
Emissions of all ground-level ozone precursor pollutants have decreased across the EEA-32 region between 1990 and 2008; nitrogen oxides (NO X ) by 34%, non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOCs) by 45%, carbon monoxide (CO) by 56% and methane (CH 4 ) by 26%. This decrease has been achieved mainly as a result of the introduction of catalytic converters for vehicles. These changes have significantly reduced emissions of NO X and CO from the road transport sector, the main source of ozone precursor emissions. The EU-27 is still some way from meeting its 2010 target to reduce emissions of NO X , one of the two ozone precursors (NO X and NMVOC) for which emission limits exist under the EU's NEC Directive (NECD). Whilst total NMVOC emissions in the EU-27 were below the NECD limit in 2008, a number of individual Member States anticipate missing their ceilings for one or either of these two pollutants. Of the three non-EU countries having emission ceilings set under the UNECE/CLRTAP Gothenburg protocol (Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland), all three countries reported NMVOC emissions in 2008 that were lower than their respective 2010 ceilings. However both Liechtenstein and Norway reported NO x emissions in 2008 that were substantially higher than their respective 2010 ceilings.
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