Improving Europe's air quality measures — reported by countries

Publication Created 12 Jul 2018 Published 12 Jul 2018
Topics: ,
Cover Image
Under the European Union’s (EU) Air Quality Directive, Member States have to implement and report on the measures they put in place in areas where air quality limit and target values are exceeded. This briefing provides an overview of the different types of abatement measures reported. It focuses mainly on measures designed to reduce people’s exposure to the two air pollutants that most commonly exceed air quality standards: particulate matter (PM10) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2). In general, the road transport sector is the largest contributor to total nitrogen dioxide emissions in the EU, while fuel combustion in the commercial, institutional and households sector is the largest contributor to total primary particulate matter emissions, particularly in some eastern European countries. Most reported measures address the road transport sector.
Downloading: PDF document icon EEA improving-europe-s-air-quality briefing_web.pdf — PDF document, 63 KB (65519 bytes)
Publication Created 12 Jul 2018 Published 12 Jul 2018
Topics: ,
Briefing No 9/2018
Under the European Union’s (EU) Air Quality Directive, Member States have to implement and report on the measures they put in place in areas where air quality limit and target values are exceeded. This briefing provides an overview of the different types of abatement measures reported. It focuses mainly on measures designed to reduce people’s exposure to the two air pollutants that most commonly exceed air quality standards: particulate matter (PM10) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2). In general, the road transport sector is the largest contributor to total nitrogen dioxide emissions in the EU, while fuel combustion in the commercial, institutional and households sector is the largest contributor to total primary particulate matter emissions, particularly in some eastern European countries. Most reported measures address the road transport sector.

Download

  • EEA improving-europe-s-air-quality briefing_web.pdf [64.0 KB]
  • Additional Files

    Temporal coverage

    Document Actions
    Help us build a better climate and energy portal

    We are looking at ways to keep you informed about the most important data and developments on climate and energy in the EU.

    Click to take the survey!

    Subscriptions
    Sign up to receive our reports (print and/or electronic) and quarterly e-newsletter.
    Follow us
     
     
     
     
     
    European Environment Agency (EEA)
    Kongens Nytorv 6
    1050 Copenhagen K
    Denmark
    Phone: +45 3336 7100