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Article Air legislation in Europe
Air pollution is not the same everywhere. Different pollutants are released into the atmosphere from a wide range of sources. Once in the atmosphere, they can transform into new pollutants and spread around the world. Designing and implementing policies to address this complexity are not easy tasks. Below is an overview of air legislation in the European Union.
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SOER Key fact (Deprecated) Air pollution - key fact 1
Europe has significantly cut emissions of the main air pollutants in recent decades, greatly reducing exposure to substances such as sulphur dioxide and lead.
Located in The European environment — state and outlook 2015 Air pollution — SOER 2010 thematic assessment Key facts
SOER Key fact (Deprecated) Air pollution - key fact 5
Only 14 European countries expect to comply with all four pollutant-specific emission ceilings set under EU and international legislation for 2010.
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SOER Message (Deprecated) Air pollution — key message 4
Only 14 European countries expect to comply with national 2010 emission ceilings for four pollutants (NOx, NMVOC, SO2 and NH3) set under EU and international legislation. The ceiling for nitrogen oxides (NOx) remains by far the most difficult for many countries to meet – 12 countries estimate they will exceed the ceiling, in some cases significantly, by up to 50 %.
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Figure Annual diffuse agricultural emissions of nitrogen to freshwater (kg nitrogen per hectare of total land area)
The map shows the annual diffuse agricultural emissions of nitrogen to freshwater
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Figure Annual emissions and five-year rolling average of EU-15 greenhouse gas emissions (1990-2005)
The five-year rolling average for a year (Y) corresponds to the average emissions of the five-year period: (Y-4)(Y).
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Publication Annual European Community greenhouse gas inventory 1990-2004 and inventory report 2006
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Publication Annual European Union greenhouse gas inventory 1990–2009 and inventory report 2011
This report is the annual submission of the greenhouse gas inventory of the European Union to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol. It presents greenhouse gas emissions between 1990 and 2009 for EU-27, EU-15, individual Member States and economic sector.
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Figure Anthropogenic emissions of heavy metals in the EMEP region
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Figure Apparent steel consumption, imports of iron and steel, and CO2 emissions from metal production, EU-15 1995-2001
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