Briefing and Factsheet

Factsheet

EU legislation on air pollution

Up to the early nineties, EU policy in regard to air pollution had tended to be fragmented. Such directives as existed were either those setting air-quality standards for a few selected air pollutants such as sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides, or others to control emissions from certain defined sources such as large power plants and road vehicles.
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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

The IPCC’s Third Assessment Report provides the best scientific information to date as to how the emissions of greenhouse gases are affecting our climate. Here is a brief description of the IPCC and its most recent findings.
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Air pollution and health

Although the concentrations of air pollutants are in general on the way down in Europe, the problems remain considerable – especially as regards ground-level ozone and small particles. In some parts, too, the situation continues to become worse. In the following is a digest of the chief effects, causes, and permissible limits to the concentrations of the most pervasive pollutants.
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Critical loads

In order to determine the extent to which the emissions of air pollutants will have to be reduced, if the environment is to be protected from damage, it is essential to know the limits to nature's tolerance.
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Air pollution and biodiversity

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Sulphur - The 100 worst emitters in Europe

The 100 worst SO2 emitters in Europe.
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Global warming

Scientific knowledge.
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The UN ECE Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution

A brief description of the air pollution treaty "Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP)".
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Critical loads

The limits of nature's tolerance.
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Forest damage in Europe

Forest damage and air pollution in Europe.
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