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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
Publication Global megatrend update: 10 Increasing environmental pollution load
In 2010, the EEA produced its first assessment of global megatrends as part of its five-yearly assessment of the European environment’s state, trend and prospects (SOER 2010). In preparation for SOER 2015, the EEA is updating each of the megatrends, providing a more detailed analysis based on the latest data. This publication is one of the 11 updates being published separately in the second half of 2013 and early-2014. In 2014 the chapters will be consolidated into a single EEA technical report, which will provide the basis for the analysis of megatrends included in SOER 2015.
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Data Visualisation text/texmacs Emission trends of acidifying pollutants
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Data Visualisation Sector split of emissions of acidifying pollutants
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Indicator Assessment Emissions of acidifying substances (CSI 001/APE 007) - Assessment published Jan 2014
Emissions of the acidifying pollutants, nitrogen oxides (NO X ), sulphur oxides (SO X ) and ammonia (NH 3 ), have decreased significantly in most of the individual EEA member countries between 1990 and 2011. Emissions of SO X  have decreased by 74%, NO X  by 44% and NH 3  by 25% since 1990 within the EEA-33. Data reported under the NECD indicates that in 2011 the EU-28 as a whole met its continuing obligation to maintain emissions of NO X , SO X  and NH 3  below 2010 target as specified by the EU’s National Emissions Ceiling Directive (NECD). However, the EU-15 as a whole and seven individual Member States, all of which are in the EU-15 group, reported emissions in 2011 above their NECD emission ceilings for NO X . Four EU member states reported 2011 NH 3  emissions above the levels of their NECD ceilings, three of which are in the group of fifteen pre-2004 EU member states. Three additional countries which are current EEA Member States have emission ceilings for 2010 under the UNECE/CLRTAP Gothenburg protocol (Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland). Both Liechtenstein and Norway reported NO X  and NH 3  emissions in 2011 that were higher than their respective 2010 ceilings.
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Data Visualisation Sector share of sulphur oxides emissions
The contribution made by different sectors to emissions of sulphur dioxide.
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Data Visualisation Contribution to total change in sulphur oxides emissions for each sector
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Data Visualisation Change in emissions of sulphur oxides compared with the 2010 NECD and Gothenburg protocol targets
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Data Visualisation Change in sulphur oxides emissions for each sector
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Data Visualisation Emission trends of sulphur oxides
EEA aggregated and gap-filled air emission dataset, based on 2013 officially reported national total and sectoral emissions to UNECE LRTAP Convention and the EU NEC Directive.
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