EEA31 NMVOC emissions
Assessment made on 01 Jan 2003
ClassificationAir pollution (Primary theme)
- APE 004
Policy issue: Are we reaching emission targets for ozone precursors?
EU15 emissions of NMVOC have been reduced by 32% since 1990. This is mainly due to the introduction of exhaust catalysts on new cars.
The EU15 emissions of NMVOC have been reduced by 32% between 1990 and 2001. The decrease between 2000 and 2001 was 1.8%. Significant emissions arise from road transport from combustion and petrol evaporation (27% of the 2001 total emissions). Other important sources include domestic and commercial combustion, solvent use in paints, glues and other products as well as printing and vehicle spraying (41% of 1999 totals). Fugitive sources such as petroleum transportation and storage, manufacturing industry and agricultural sources contribute 8%, 10% and 6% respectively to the 2001 EU emissions of NMVOC.
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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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