Air pollutants

Finland has a good air quality

Emissions into the air and water have clearly reduced in Finland over the last decades. Many of the targets set for emission reduction have either already been met or their achievement seems probable by the target year.

Nitrogen emissions have declined by almost one half and sulphur emissions by more than three quarters since 1990. Measures taken to reduce ammonia emissions have not, however, been as effective, because no feasible technical solutions have been found for reducing emissions. Particle emissions have also remained more or less unchanged throughout the 2000s and there are no signs of reduction. Despite this the days with poor air quality remain rare in Finland.

National indicators

Published 2015-05-05 at 13:37, updated 2021-01-12 at 15:16