Publications

APC 17

Atmospheric emissions from large point sources in Europe

The report identifies and lists the 200 largest emitters of sulphur dioxide and the 200 “best” fossil-fuelled power stations, in terms of SO2 and NOx emissions per useful output.
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Briefing

Air pollution from ships

A briefing document by the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), European Federation for Transport and Environment (T&E), Seas At Risk (SAR), and the Swedish NGO Secretariat on Acid Rain.
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Factsheet

EU emission standards for light and heavy road vehicles

Emission requirements for light road vehicles have existed in the EU since the early 1970s, while the first requirements for heavy vehicles came in at the end of the 1980s.
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Factsheet

EU directive on national emission ceilings (NEC)

Directive 2001/81/EC on national emission ceilings for certain atmospheric pollutants.
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Factsheet

EU on climate change: Targets, strategies and legislation

The EU was among the most active in the negotiations leading to the Kyoto protocol to the climate convention, urging the industrialized countries to reduce their emissions of the main greenhouse gases – carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide – by 15 per cent between 1990 and 2010, with an interim target of 7.5 per cent for 2005.
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APC 16

To phase out coal

The structure of the coal industry, its environmental effects, and the possibilities of phasing out the use of coal.
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Factsheet

The Kyoto Protocol

– What just is in it –
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Factsheet

The Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution

The 1979 Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution was the first multilateral treaty for dealing with air pollutants.  
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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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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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Factsheet

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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Factsheet

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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