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Common environmental theme Nature protection and biodiversity - Drivers and pressures (Belgium)
The related key drivers and pressures on nature protection and biodiversity in Belgium
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Belgium
Common environmental theme Freshwater - State and impacts (Sweden)
State and impact of freshwater on the natural environment and on human health. Links to further national information on freshwater.
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Sweden
Indicator Assessment Exposure of ecosystems to acidification, eutrophication and ozone (CSI 005) - Assessment published Aug 2010
Eutrophication The magnitude of the risk of ecosystem eutrophication and its geographical coverage has diminished only slightly over the years. The predictions for 2010 and 2020 indicate that the risk is still widespread over Europe. This is in conflict with the EU's long-term objective of not exceeding critical loads of airborne acidifying and eutrophying substances in sensitive ecosystem areas (National Emission Ceilings Directive, 6th Environmental Action Programme, Thematic Strategy on Air Pollution). Acidification The situation has considerably improved and it is predicted to improve further. The interim environmental objective for 2010 (National Emission Ceilings Directive) will most likely not be met completely. However, the European ecosystem areas where the critical load will be exceeded is predicted to have declined by more than 80 % in 2010 with 1990 as a base year. By 2020, it is expected that the risk of ecosystem acidification will only be an issue at some hot spots, in particular at the border area between the Netherlands and Germany. Ozone (O 3 ) Most vegetation and agricultural crops are exposed to ozone levels exceeding the long term objective given in the EU Air Quality Directive. A significant fraction is also exposed to levels above the 2010 target value defined in the Directive. Concentrations in 2007 were lower than in 2006. The effect-related accumulated concentrations, addressing exposure of crops to ozone over several summer months, shows large year-to-year variations, there is a non-significance tendency to increase.
Located in Data and maps Indicators Exposure of ecosystems to acidification, eutrophication and ozone
Figure Effects of acidification and eutrophication on woodland fungi in the Netherlands
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Figure application/vnd.symbian.install Data availability in EU for hot spots analysis
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Figure Phosphorus concentration in European lakes and reservoirs
Note: Number of lakes per country: AT(26), BG(4), CH(22), DE(300), DK(28), EE(156), ES(96), FI(70), FR(27), HU(4), IE(18), IT(7), IV(10), MK(3), NL(112), NO(401), PL(290), PT(18), RO(33), SE(2992), SL(4), UK(66).
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Figure Percentage of ecosystems protected from impact of eutrophication
Percentage of ecosystems protected from impact of eutrophication through atmospheric deposition of nitrogen
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Figure Ecosystem protection against eutrophication
Calculated estimate of the distribution of ecosystem protection against further eutrophication in 2000
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Figure OpenDocument Spreadsheet Template Regional coincidence of some environmental pressures and impacts (hot spots)
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Figure Exceedance of critical loads for eutrophying nitrogen in 1996
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