Explanation of Key Trends - Total Suspended Particulate Matter

Last updated on 13 Feb 2020 10:18 (cf. Authors)

Main drivers

Between 1990 and 2018 the total TSP emissions dropped by 81,2%, 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 61% of total 1990 emissions and a 93% reduction between 1990 and 2018 and as a sum the Industrial Processes (NFR 2) with 28% of the total 1990 emissions and a 62% reduction between 1990-2018.

TSP Emissions 1990-2018

Total Emissions (Gg) Trend: latest compared to
1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 1990 last years
2057 588 539 437 401 405 402 411 402 393 366 378 388 down_green.png -81.2% stagnate_yellow.png

TSP trend by sector

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