Press release: 12.632
Emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases reduced overall since 1995; emissions of climate-relevant CO2 and ammonia slightly rose
"Since 1995, emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases in Austria have decreased, in some cases sharply. Nevertheless, there has been an increase in climate-impacting CO2 emissions. However, at 5.0%, the increase in CO2 was considerably less pronounced than the 54.3% rise in economic output over the same period. More energy efficiency and the increased use of renewable energies have led to a relative decoupling of economic growth from CO2 emissions in Austria," says Statistics Austria Director General Tobias Thomas.
The highest decreases were achieved for sulphur dioxide
Both households and the economy show decreases in
most air emissions. Households reduced all observed air emissions and
greenhouse gases considerably – except for CO2
from other sources
For more detailed results and further information concerning statistics on air emissions and greenhouse gases please refer to our website.
Information on methods, definitions: These results were calculated by Statistics Austria considering only emissions caused by persons living in Austria as well as enterprises and institutions registered in Austria. In contrast to this, the Environment Agency Austria compiles – within the framework of international reporting obligations (UNFCCC, UNECE CLRTAP) – the Austrian Air Emission Inventory, where air emissions are reported that are caused in Austria, independently of the polluters´ origin. Environment Agency Austria's Annual Air Emission Inventory also forms the basis for the Air Emission Accounts.
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