Nitrogen oxide emissions

In 2016, nitrogen oxide emissions amounted to 193,1 thousand tonnes of nitrogen dioxide in Belgium. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, this figure must decrease.

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Nitrogen oxide emissions - Belgium

thousand tonnes NO2

 19902000200520102011201520162016//19902016//2011
Belgium410.7343.8317.9245.9228.5201.6193.1-2.9-3.3
//: Average Growth Rates

EEA (2018), Air pollutant emissions data viewer (LRTAP Convention), https://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps/dashboards/air-pollutant-emissions-data-viewer-1 (consulted on 26/09/2018).

Nitrogen oxide emissions - EU28

million tonnes NO2

 19902000200520102011201520162016//19902016//2011
EU2818.113.212.29.59.27.97.6-3.3-3.5
//: Average Growth Rates

EEA (2018), Air pollutant emissions data viewer (LRTAP Convention), https://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps/dashboards/air-pollutant-emissions-data-viewer-1 (consulted on 26/09/2018).

Nitrogen oxide emissions - Belgium and international comparison

kilograms NO2 per capita

 19902000200520102011201520162016//19902016//2011
Belgium41.233.530.322.520.717.917.0-3.3-3.8
EU2838.127.124.618.918.215.615.0-3.5-3.8
//: Average Growth Rates

Calculations FPB based on EEA (2018), Air pollutant emissions data viewer (LRTAP Convention), https://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps/dashboards/air-pollutant-emissions-data-viewer-1 and on Eurostat (2018), Population change - Demographic balance and crude rates at national level, Population on 1 January [demo_gind], https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 26/09/2018).

UN target: 11.6 - By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management.

UN indicator: the selected indicator does not correspond to a UN indicator, but is related to UN target 11.6.

Sources

  • SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals: United Nations (2015), Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 25 September 2015, document A/RES/70/1.

  • Indicators: United Nations (2017), Work of the Statistical Commission pertaining to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 6 July 2017, document A/RES/71/313.

  • UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

  • Sustainable Development Goal indicators website: https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

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