Press release

Emissions of Air Pollutants Statistics

Defra has published national statistics on the emissions of air pollutants in the UK.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The statistics show that the UK has met current international targets to reduce total emissions by 2010 of four air pollutants  - ammonia, sulphur dioxide, volatile organic compounds and nitrogen oxides.

Published 15 December 2011