Air pollution - Outlook 2020 (Spain)
- Air pollution
The table below summarises the principal results of greenhouse gas emission projections and shows how far Spain is from achieving its Kyoto Protocol targets. It presents three different emission projection scenarios — baseline (without measures), base (with measures) and target (with additional measures). Compliance with the second scenario and the emission data estimated for 2008 indicate Spain will meet its Kyoto commitments.
The national emission projections built up on emission inventory 1990-2007 have been provisionally updated (please note this provisional update does not constitute a new official edition) taking into account the methodological improvements incorporated into emission inventory 1990-2008. According to this update, expected 2008–2012 average annual emissions are 32.81% above the base year of KP.
In Spain, the national emission ceilings established by Directive 2001/81/EC for 2010 are set at 847 kt of NOx, 662 kt of NMVOCs, 746 kt of SOx and 353 kt of NH3. The following table summarises the emission projections for air pollutants according to the National Emissions Ceiling Directive and compares the emission projections in each of the three scenarios for all four pollutants.
The 'Projection of Air Pollutant Emissions in Spain. Summary', published in December 2009, provides a comprehensive analysis of the emission projections for each pollutant and of the measures proposed in each scenario.
- MARM, 2010. Environmental Profile of Spain 2009. (http://www.mma.es/portal/secciones/calidad_contaminacion/indicadores_ambientales/).
- MARM, 2010. Spanish Inventory System. http://www.mma.es/portal/secciones/calidad_contaminacion/atmosfera/emisiones/inventario.htm/).
- MARM, 2009. Projection of Air Pollutant Emissions in Spain. Summary. December 2009. http://www.mma.es/secciones/calidad_contaminacion/atmosfera/emisiones/pdf/Sumario_de_Proyecciones_Nacionales_de_Emisiones.pdf)
- MARM. Spain's Natural, Rural and Marine Environment 2009. http://www.mapa.es/es/ministerio/pags/memoria/memoria2009_cap.htm
For references, please go to www.eea.europa.eu/soer or scan the QR code.
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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