sulphur dioxide


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


Sulphur dioxide

Sulphur dioxide is a colourless, water soluble gas with a pungent smell. It is produced from combustion of fossil fuels, for example coal and oil. read more

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