Explanation of Key Trends - Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5)

Last updated on 10 Feb 2017 11:41 (cf. Authors)

Main drivers

Total PM2.5 emissions dropped by 48,9% between 1995 and 2015. The Main Drivers for PM2.5 emissions are Fuel Combustion (NFR 1.A) with 70% of total 1995 emissions and a 55% reduction between 1995-2015 and as a sum the Industrial Processes (NFR 2) with about 26% of total 1995 emissions and a 41% reduction between 1995-2015.

Within both National totals and NFR 1.A, Transport (NFR 1.A.3) is responsible for the biggest part of PM2.5 emissions. Here, about 90% of 2015 PM2.5 emissions are induced by Road Transport (NFR 1.A.3.b), caused by two third directly by fuel consumption (NFR 1.A.3.b.i - v) and the other third by road abrasion and tyre and brake wear (NFR 1.A.3.b.vi - vii).

PM2.5 Emissions 1995-2015

Total Emissions (Gg) Trend: latest compared to
1995 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 1990 last years
195 160 132 127 122 116 110 117 112 106 106 100 100 down_green.png -48.9% stagnate_yellow.png

PM2.5 trend by sector

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