ETC/ATNI Report 12/2021: Air pollution policies and measures reported under the National Emissions reduction Commitments Directive (NECD). 2021 Update.

This short report describes the main characteristics of the Member States’ additional air pollutant PaMs reported through the EEA PaM tool as required by Directive (EU) 2016/2284 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the reduction of national emission of certain atmospheric pollutants (the ‘NECD’), since 2020. This covers the first submissions from Luxembourg and Greece, and resubmissions from Latvia, Hungary and Ireland.

13 Dec 2021

Prepared by:

Lucy Garland, Katrina Young (Aether)

Directive (EU) 2016/2284 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the reduction of national emission of certain atmospheric pollutants (the ‘NECD’) requires Member States to report additional policies and measures (PaMs) through the EEA PaM tool that the Member States are considering and selecting in view of fulfilling their emissions reduction commitments. This information was required to be reported for the first time in 2019.

 Luxembourg and Greece submitted information on their PaMs for the first time, with PaMs focusing on the agriculture sector and transport sector, respectively. The new submissions have not resulted in significant changes to the EU-wide analysis. A total of 661 individual additional PaMs have been reported, and the transport sector remains the most frequently targeted by the policies.