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 and the use of raw materials by private households and associated carbon dioxide emissions decreased slightly overall.Since 2014, however, both energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions have been rising again.In its Sustainability Strategy the German government sets the goal of reducing the global environmental footprint of private household consumption... read more


Indicator: Emission of air pollutants

A graph shows the trend in emissions of five air pollutants and an overall index relative to the 2005 baseline year and between 1995 and 2019. All emissions fall. The graph indicates the targets for 2020 and 2030.

The mean index of five air pollutants shows an average yearly reduction of almost 5% between 1995 and 2019.The commitments of the Gothenburg Protocol for 2020 are expected to be met.Meeting the commitments of the European NEC Directive for 2030, is a major challenge for the German environmental policy.Ammonia emissions must be reduced significantly to achieve this. read more


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