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Indicator

Air pollution by ozone

Description

  • Ozone is both an important air pollutant and a GHG. Excessive exposure to ground-level ozone is estimated to cause about 20000 premature deaths per year in Europe.
  • Attribution of observed ozone exceedances, or changes therein, to individual causes, such as climate change, is difficult.
  • Future climate change is expected to increase ozone concentrations but this effect will most likely be outweighed by reduction in ozone levels due to expected future emission reductions.

Reference information

Websites:
Source:
EEA – Climate change, impacts and vulnerability in Europe 2012

Keywords

CLIM006, air pollution, ozone

Climate impacts

Extreme Temperatures

Elements

Observations and Scenarios

Sectors

Health

Geographic characterization

Global

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