Progress by EU Member States in meeting the 2011 emission ceilings set in the EU NEC Directive
: 15 Mar 2013
: 18 Jun 2013, 04:40 PM
The NEC Directive covers four main air pollutants: sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOCs) and ammonia (NH3). These pollutants can cause respiratory problems, contribute to the acidification of soil and surface water, and damage vegetation.