European Union emission inventory report 1990-2018

This document is the annual EU emission inventory report under the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP Convention) (UNECE, 1979). The report and its accompanying data constitute the official submission to the UNECE secretariat by the European Commission on behalf of the EU as a Party to the UNECE Executive Secretary. The EEA compiled the report in cooperation with the EU Member States, the United Kingdom and the European Commission. The LRTAP Convention obliges and invites Parties to report emission data for numerous air pollutants: - main pollutants: nitrogen oxides (NOX), non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOCs), sulphur oxides (SOX), ammonia (NH3) and carbon monoxide (CO); For most main air pollutants, emissions decreased more slowly from 2007 to 2018. NH3 emissions have fallen less than emissions of the other main pollutants (26 %) since 1990, and since 2013 a positive NH3 emission trend has been noted (plus 2.8 % from 2013 to 2017).

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