Hagstofa Íslands - Geography and environment

 

Environment and pollutant emissions

This publication presents statistical information on several environmental factors with emphasis on pollutant emissions and comparisons with other countries. Total emissions of carbon dioxide and of sulphur dioxide has increased since year 1990, mostly because of increased emissions from industrial activities. Emissions of nitrogen oxide, carbon monoxide and non-methane volatile organic compounds decreased during this period. This is due mainly to an increased number of cars using catalytic converters, resulting in less traffic induced emissions.

Environmental statistics 1997

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