Percentage of ecosystem area at risk of acidification for EEA Member Countries and EEA Cooperating Countries in 2010 for a current legislation (CLE) scenario
The results were computed using the 2008 Critical Loads database. Deposition data was made available by the LRTAP Convention EMEP Centre for Integrated Assessment Modelling (CIAM) at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in autumn 2007. The analyses for CSI 005 Figures 14-16 are based on two emission scenarios: current legislation (CLE) in 2010 as well as 2020 and maximum feasible reduction (MFR) in 2020. The CLE baseline case assumes the implementation of all presently decided emission-related legislation in all countries of the EU-27. MFR includes measures to reduce nitrogen oxides (NOx) and ammonia (NH3) emissions, for example additional selective catalytic reduction measures to remove NOx from power generating plants, stricter Euro norms for road vehicles (e.g. post Euro V), low nitrogen feed to cattle, pigs, poultry and sheep, and low nitrogen application (liquid slurry, solid manure). Deposition was obtained by using acidifying air pollutant emissions in 2000, 2010 and 2020, assuming CLE or MFR scenarios. Source receptor relationships were obtained from EMEP-CIAM and EMEP-MSC-W, respectively.
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe’s environment.
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