Measures and scenarios for the implementation of the reduction targets set by the new NEC directive

  • Emission reduction targets according to the NEC directive (directive (EU) 2016/2284) for NH3 (relative to 2005): 5% and 29% in 2020 and 2030, respectively (≙ 594 kt NH3 in 2020 and ≙ 444 kt NH3 in 2030) and limitation of air pollution according to Technical Instructions on Air Quality Control (TA Luft) for industrial facilities (for agriculture: facilities above certain thresholds for animal places) under control of the German Federal Immission Control Act (BImSchG) and the 4 th Federal Immission Control Ordinance (4. BImSchV).


  • 95% of the NH3 emissions in Germany originate from agriculture → Outstanding importance of mitigation measures in agriculture. • Mitigation measures for NH3 emission available along the whole process chain of agricultural production. • Mitigation measures for NH3 emission potentially have side effects on other pollutants.