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Air pollution - Outlook 2020 (Croatia)

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SOER Common environmental theme from Croatia
Published: 26 Nov 2010 Modified: 08 Apr 2011

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Figure 13. Relative trends for total emission of main air pollutants in Croatia in the 1990-2008 period and projections for 2010, 2015 and 2020 with measures taken

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Figure 13. Relative trends for total emission of main air pollutants in Croatia in the 1990-2008 period and projections for 2010, 2015 and 2020 with measures taken
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Projections [4] for four main pollutants show that 2010 emissions of SO2, NOx and NMVOC will be below the emission ceilings as defined by the Gothenburg Protocol while the NH3 emission is expected to be above the emission ceilings. As far as Croatian legislation is concerned, it is expected that the requirements of the Regulation on Emission Ceilings for Certain Pollutants [5] will be met. Under the Regulation on Emission Ceilings for Certain Pollutants, Croatia has to reduce the NH3 emission to stipulated limit value of 45 Gg. The commitment under the Gothenburg Protocol is more stringent, i.e. 30 Gg.

It is expected that, in 2015 and 2020, Croatia will also meet the Gothenburg Protocol requirements for SO2, NOx and NMVOC emissions, while in the case of NH3 it will probably not meet these requirements unless additional measures are taken (Figure 13).

It should be pointed out that these projections are based on future energy consumption according to the Energy Strategy for the Republic of Croatia (Official Gazette 130/09) and the relevant legislation (Table 1), but without taking into account the economic crisis which may affect the implementation of the Strategy.

If the measures from the Programme for Gradual Emission Reduction of Certain Pollutants [4] were implemented, reduction in pollutant emission should be expected and consequently probable mitigation of their impact on human health and the environment.

 

Table 1: Targets according to the Gothenburg Protocol and the Regulation on Emission Ceilings in comparison with projected emissions in the no measures taken (NM), measures taken (M) and additional measures (AM) scenarios for the years 2010, 2015 and 2020

 Pollutant

Target year

Target emission

Gg

Relative target emission in relation to emission in 1990 (1990=100%)

Projections Gg/year

2010

2015

2020

NM

M

AM

NM

M

AM

NM

M

AM

NOx

2010

87

99%

81.8

80.5

74.2

81.8

89.0

82.4

98.7

91.5

84.9

SO2

2010

70

41%

47.5

45.9

-

46.3

48.8

-

53.5

42.5

-

NMVOC

2010

90

75%

103.7

88.8

80.5

103.7

46.7

38.3

118.3

44.4

34.5

NH3

2010

30

53%

41.4

41.4

41.4

46.0

38.7

36.9

49.9

42.0

40.3

45

80%

                                     

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