CO2 Emissions

Find your local polluter

Published on 11 November 2009 at 13:41

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Citizens of the European Union can now find out about the amount of CO2 emissions produced by companies and industries in their local area. As Público explains they just have to “consult the new European pollutant release and transfer register (E-PRTR) and interactive map on the European Environment Agency website.” The Madrid daily explains that the register tracks 91 pollutants (heavy metals, greenhouse gases, pesticides, dioxins, etc.) released to air land and water in Europe’s 27 member states by 24,000 industrial facilities in 65 economic subsectors. The register has been made available in accordance with one of the obligations of the Aarhus Convention, which stipulates that the public must be given access to environmental information.

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