Sweden first to ratify the Gothenburg Protocol

Sweden has become the first Party to accept the 2012 amendments to the 1999 Protocol to Abate Acidification, Eutrophication and Ground-level Ozone (Gothenburg Protocol) under the Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP).

The amended Gothenburg Protocol includes national emission reduction commitments to be achieved in 2020 and beyond for five main air pollutants: sulphur dioxide (SO₂), nitrogen oxides (NOx), non-methane volatile organic compounds (NM-VOC), ammonia (NH₃), and fine particulate matter (PM2.5). Because it deals simultaneously with several pollutants and their different effects, the Gothenburg Protocol has been referred to as multi-pollutant and multi-effect protocol.

Source: UNECE Weekly 646, 23-27 November 201
Link: www.unece.org/env/lrtap/multi_h1.html

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