NEC Directive status report 2006: Member States reporting under Directive 2001/81/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2001 on national emission ceilings for certain atmospheric pollutants

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Series Details No.15, 2007
Publication Date 05/12/2007
ISBN 92-9167-971-3
ISSN 1725–2237
EC TH-AK-07-016-EN-C
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A number of EU Member States are likely to miss legally-binding 2010 emission targets for four important air pollutants, according to the 'NEC Directive status report 2006' from the European Environment Agency (EEA). The report is based on the latest data officially reported by Member States under the EU National Emission Ceilings Directive (NEC Directive). The Directive sets pollutant-specific emission ceilings for each country to be met by 2010. It also lays down the requirements for the Member States of the European Union to compile and report their national inventories, projections and programmes. As part of these requirements, Member States have to prepare and annually update national emission inventories and emission projections for 2010 in respect of four important air pollutants: sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOC), and ammonia (NH3).

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EEA: EEA Technical Report: No.15, 2007
EEA: Press room: Highlights, 5.12.07: Several EU Member States to miss 2010 air pollutant targets

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