This overview includes additional information on the indicators presented above, such as a brief definition of the indicator and a description of the politically determined target value, as well as the political intention for selecting the indicator.
|Definition of indicators (Taken from the official translation of the German Sustainable Development Strategy)||
The indicator constitutes the mean value of the indices of national emissions of the five air pollutants sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), ammonia (NH3), non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOCs) and particulate matter (PM2.5).
|Target and intention of the German Government (Taken from the official translation of the German Sustainable Development Strategy)||
Air pollutants impair not only human health but also ecosystems and biodiversity. The aim for 2030 is therefore to reduce the volume of air pollutants by 45% of their 2005 level. To make it possible to portray the development of pressure on both health and the ecosystem, German emissions of SO2, NOx, NH3, NMVOCs and PM2.5 have been combined into a single indicator.
The data published in the indicator report 2021 is as of 31.12.2020. The data shown on the DNS-Online-Platform is updated regularly, so that more current data may be available online than published in the indicator report 2021.
|Last modification of code (data)||2021-06-30: see changes on GitHub opens in a new window|
|Last modification of code (text)||2021-09-10: see changes on GitHub opens in a new window|