Transport emissions of air pollutants TERM 2001

Indicator Fact Sheet
Prod-ID: IND-112-en
  Also known as: TERM 003
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Assessment made on  01 Jan 2001

Generic metadata



DPSIR: Pressure


Indicator codes
  • TERM 003

Policy issue:  Meet EU and/or international emission reduction targets for 2010


Key assessment

Emissions of acidifying substances and tropospheric ozone precursors from the transport sector fell by 20 % and 25 %, respectively, between 1990 and 1998. Reductions in road transport emissions of NMVOCs (by 33 %) and NOx (by 21 %) made the largest contributions to the reduction of ozone precursors, mainly as a result of the introduction of catalysts in new petrol-engined cars and stricter regulations for emissions from diesel vehicles, which led to technical changes to reduce emissions. Another important contributor to reducing emissions of certain air pollutants was the improvement of fuel composition. Nitrogen oxide emissions from transport in the EU would have been 50 % higher in 1998 without these improvements.


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