ADLib Glossary (M)

More Information:

Multi-Pollutant, Multi-Effect Protocol

Also known as the ‘multi-effect Protocol’, the 1999 Gothenburg Protocol seeks to abate acidification, eutrophication and ground-level ozone. The Protocol sets emission ceilings, to be met 2010, for four pollutants: sulphur, NOx, VOCs and ammonia. These ceilings were negotiated on the basis of scientific assessments of pollution effects and abatement options. Parties whose emissions have a more severe environmental or health impact and whose emissions are relatively cheap to reduce will have to make the biggest cuts. It is anticipated that this Protocol will significantly reduce Europe’s polluting emissions compared to the 1990 levels.
In the European Union the Gothenburg protocol is implemented through the National Emission Ceilings (NEC) Directive.

ADLib logo Content provided by the Agricultural Document Library
© University of Hertfordshire, 2011