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Explore air pollution data

Page Last modified 23 Nov 2022
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The EEA gathers air pollution data from a wide range of sources. This page provides links to available data and information on Europe's air pollution.
  • Air quality status
  • Air quality management
  • Emissions to air
  • Indicators and reports
  • Countries and regions

Air quality status

Air quality is the air we breathe. Explore and download EEA’s air quality data via a range of interactive data viewers and services.

Air quality live: European Air Quality Index (EAQI)

EAQI combines information for five different air pollutants to show the current status of Europe’s air quality.

Air quality live: Up-to-date air quality measurements

Latest measurements from Europe's air quality monitoring network.

Air quality in past years

Statistics for air pollutants calculated from officially-verified country data for years until ‘X-2’.

Air quality management

EEA collects a range of information officially reported by countries following the requirements of the EU’s Air Quality Directives (2004/107/EC and 2008/50/EC) and Implementing Provisions (2011/850/EU). The following link provides access to the data and information that accompanies the reported measurements of air quality.

Air Quality e-Reporting Data

The following link provides access to the European Air Quality Portal.

Emissions to air

The EEA maintains a number of datasets containing officially-reported estimates of the amount of air pollutants emitted into the atmosphere from different sources.

EU National Emission Ceilings (NEC) Directive

Air pollutant national emissions inventory and projections data reported by EU Member States. The recommended dataset for users wishing to assess the progress being made by Member States towards meeting their emission reduction commitments under the NEC Directive.

Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP)

Emissions data reported by EEA’s member countries and used in the European Union's annual submission to the UNECE LRTAP Convention. This is the dataset used by EEA in its indicators and reports on air pollution.

Emissions from industrial facilities

Emissions data from Europe’s largest industrial facilities, reported under the requirements of the European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (E-PRTR)  Regulation (No 166/2006) and the Industrial Emissions Directive (2010/75/EU). Data from Large Combustion Plants (LCP) located in EU Member States can also be found in the European Industrial Emissions Portal (see link below). Data from LCP from non-EU countries that are part of the Energy Community Treaty can also be found in one of the links below.


Indicators and reports

EEA’s reports and indicators on air pollution are designed to address key policy questions and to support different phases of environmental policy making: from designing policy frameworks to setting targets, and from policy monitoring and evaluation to communicating to policy-makers and the public.

Reports

Indicators

Emissions to air

Air quality status

Air quality effects on ecosystems


Air pollution country fact sheets

Information on the air quality situation in each of the 32 EEA member countries and 6 cooperating countries. Explore and download information and key air pollution statistics for each country.

EEA member countries
Austria Liechtenstein
Belgium Lithuania
Bulgaria Luxembourg
Croatia Malta
Cyprus Netherlands
Czechia Norway
Denmark Poland
Estonia Portugal
Finland Romania
France Slovakia
Germany Slovenia
Greece Spain
Hungary Sweden
Iceland Switzerland
Ireland Turkey
Italy
Latvia
Cooperating countries
Albania Montenegro
Bosnia and Herzegovina North Macedonia
Kosovo* Serbia

* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence.

 

 

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