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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 2017. All emissions fall significantly with the exception of ammonia. The graph indicates the targets for 2020 and 2030.

Annual emissions of five air pollutants decreased on average by almost 5 % between 1995 and 2017.The commitments of the Gothenburg Protocol for 2020 are expected to be met.Meeting the commitments of the European NERC (national emission reduction commitments) Directive for 2030, is a major challenge for the German environmental policy.Ammonia emissions in particular, as well as – as agreed – coal-f... 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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