Sustainable consumption and production
Natural resource protection and enhancing the environment
29. Emissions of air pollutants
NH3, NOx, PM10 and SO2 emissions and GDP, 1990 to 2008
|NH3, NOX, SO2, PM10 emissions since:||
- There have been both short- and long-term reductions in emissions of air pollutants. Between 1990 and 2008, ammonia (NH3) emissions reduced by 23 per cent (8 per cent since 2003), nitrogen oxides (NOx) by 49 per cent (20 per cent since 2003), particulates (PM10) by 53 per cent (6 per cent since 2003) and sulphur dioxide (SO2) by 86 per cent (47 per cent since 2003).
- The economy (Gross Domestic Product) grew by 54 per cent during the same period.
Updated: 30 July 2010