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SOER Message 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 %.
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Air pollution — SOER 2010 thematic assessment Key messages
SOER Message Air pollution — key message 3
European air pollutant concentrations still frequently exceed limit values set by the EU Air Quality Directives. Many Member States have either not complied, or will not comply by the required target dates, with legally-binding air quality limits set for the protection of human health. Examples are the 2005 limit value for particulate matter (PM10) and the 2010 limit value for nitrogen dioxide (NO2). Exposures of agricultural crops and other vegetation to ground-level ozone (O3) also continue to exceed the EU’s long-term objectives.
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Air pollution — SOER 2010 thematic assessment Key messages
SOER Message Air pollution — key message 2
As the amounts of acidifying air pollutants have fallen, the area of acid-sensitive ecosystems (such as freshwaters and forest soils) adversely affected in Europe has considerably reduced. Nonetheless, biological recovery in freshwaters is slow. The area of sensitive terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems affected by an excess input of atmospheric nitrogen in the EEA-32 has only diminished slightly between 1990 and 2010. The EU’s long-term objective of not exceeding the so-called critical atmospheric pollutant loads, which ecosystems can tolerate, has not been met.
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Air pollution — SOER 2010 thematic assessment Key messages
SOER Message Air pollution — key message 1
Air pollution damages human health and the environment. Considerable progress has been made in Europe to reduce emissions and exposure to different air pollutants such as sulphur dioxide (SO2) and lead (Pb). However, despite reductions, certain air pollutants, especially particulate matter (PM), ozone (O3), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and some organic compounds, still pose a threat to human health. For the EEA-32 group of countries, it has been estimated that in 2005 almost 5 million lost life years could be attributed to air pollution with fine particles (PM2.5) alone.
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Air pollution — SOER 2010 thematic assessment Key messages
Common environmental theme Octet Stream Air pollution - Outlook 2020 (Slovenia)
Taking into account emissions of certain air pollutants projections of sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), ammonia, and particulate matter emissions have been made for the period 2010-2020.
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Slovenia
Common environmental theme Air pollution - Drivers and pressures (Slovenia)
Emissions of ozone precursors
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Slovenia Air pollution - Drivers and pressures (Slovenia)
Common environmental theme Air pollution - Drivers and pressures (Slovenia)
Emissions of acidifying and eutrophying substances
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Slovenia Air pollution - Drivers and pressures (Slovenia)
Common environmental theme Octet Stream Air pollution - Drivers and pressures (Slovenia)
Emissions of air pollutants from energy and transport sector
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Slovenia Air pollution - Drivers and pressures (Slovenia)
Common environmental theme Octet Stream Air pollution - Drivers and pressures (Slovenia)
Air pollution is largely dependent on the speed of economic development and pressures caused by transport and energy.
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Slovenia
Common environmental theme Air pollution - State and impacts (Slovenia)
Monitoring the air pollution using moss
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Slovenia Air pollution - State and impacts (Slovenia)
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