Explanation of Key Trends - Total Suspended Particulate Matter

Last updated on 09 Feb 2017 15:25 (cf. Authors)

Main drivers

Between 1990 and 2015 the total TSP emissions dropped by 81,7%, due to stricter regulations of the Old West Germany that applied to the New German Länder after the German Reunification and realized a change-over from solid to gaseous and liquid fuel, as well as advancements in filter technologies of combustion plants and industrial processes. The Main Drivers for TSP emissions are Fuel Combustion (NFR 1.A) with 63% of total 1990 emissions and a 93% reduction between 1990 and 2015 and as a sum the Industrial Processes (NFR 2) with 26% of the total 1990 emissions and a 63% reduction between 1990-2015.

TSP Emissions 1990-2015

Total Emissions (Gg) Trend: latest compared to
1990 1995 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 1990 last years
1,970 499 461 388 383 367 364 349 366 370 362 373 366 360 down_green.png -81.7% stagnate_yellow.png

TSP trend by sector

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