fine particulate matter


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 2020. 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 4 % between 1995 and 2020.The commitments of the Gothenburg Protocol for 2020 are achieved on average.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


Particulate matter (PM10)

Particulate matter (PM10) comprises the mass of all particles contained in TSP (total suspended particulates) with an aerodynamic diameter of less than 10 µm. read more

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