|European Environment Agency (EEA)
|EEA Technical Report
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).
|Countries / Regions