Indicator: Emission of air pollutants

Graph: The development of emissions of five air pollutants and an overall index relative to the base year 2005 (=100%) can be seen. All values decrease significantly between 2005 and 2021, but ammonia only since 2014. The 2030 target (55%) seems within reach.

The mean index of five air pollutants shows an average yearly reduction of almost 4.5 % between 1995 and 2021.The commitments of the Gothenburg Protocol for 2020 are achieved on average.Safely meeting the commitments of the European NEC) Directive for 2030, is a challenge for the German environmental policy.Ammonia emissions must continue to be significantly reduced to achieve this. read more

Indicator: Global environmental footprint of consumption

A graph shows the global environmental footprint of household consumption, represented by the indicator’s energy consumption, CO₂ emissions and raw material use. The indicators show the environmental footprint generated by the consumption activities of private households in Germany and abroad

Compared with 2010, energy consumption by private households and associated carbon dioxide emissions decreased slightly overall.Raw material use stagnated at the level of 2010.In its Sustainability Strategy the German government sets the goal of reducing the global environmental footprint of private household consumption in all three areas. read more

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