Emissions of Nitrogen Oxides (NOx)

An indicator of the extent of air pollution resulting from the burning of fuels by both stationary sources and motor vehicles

A reduction in NOx emissions has occurred, but there are high concentrations along urban transportation routes in the center of the country; these trends of reduction are similar to trends apparent in developed countries

During the first decade of the 21st century there was a reduction of approximately 12.5% in nitrogen oxide emissions, and a reduction of approximately 25% in nitrogen oxide emissions per capita. Similarly, there was a decrease of 4.6% in the annual average of nitrogen oxide emissions per unit GDP. This decrease resulted primarily from a reduction in motor vehicle emissions, but throughout the years high concentrations of nitrogen oxides were still reported by air-quality monitoring stations located in the metropolitan areas of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, primarily near major traffic routes. Emissions per capita in Israel are slightly lower than the average recorded for OECD countries. Israel also registered a decrease in emissions per capita during the first decade of the 21st century, as recorded in most of the countries. However, emissions of nitrogen oxides per unit GDP in Israel are higher than the average for OECD countries. At the same time it should be noted that the trend in Israel indicates a decrease in this measure as well, similar to the trend indicated in the developed countries of the OECD.

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