What do we see?
In recent years we have seen a clear increase in the concentration of CO2 in Flanders. Furthermore, this measurement has exceeded the 400 ppm limit on a yearly basis since 2016.
In 2019, a measurement of 415 ppm was recorded. This is 49% more than during the pre-industrial era.
What’s the aim?
A high concentration of emissions is always linked to a large demand for materials. Therefore, a more efficient and more limited use of materials has a direct impact on emissions. The use of biofuels and carbon-storing materials could also be an effective strategy to reduce emissions.
What does this indicator measure?
This indicator measures the concentration of emissions in Flanders. The data comes from the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii. However, the specific data on particulate matter emissions comes from the National Air Pollution Control Programme (NAPCP).