The National Air Pollution Control Programme (NAPCP) (Article 6 of Directive (EU) 2016/2284 – ‘the NEC Directive’) is the main governance instrument by which EU Member States must ensure that the emission reduction commitments for 2020-2029 and 2030 onwards are met. The first NAPCPs were due by 1 April 2019. 

Programmes submitted by Member States can be found on the Eionet Central Data Repository website, which contains final programmes and in some cases also draft programmes.

Submitted programmes that are publicly available on that website are also available via the table below, together with their translation into English provided by the Commission Services (translations will be added as they become available).

The Commission assessment of the NAPCPs is presented in the Commission report on the implementation of Directive (EU) 2016/2284, adopted on 26 June 2020.

This assessment is underpinned by a consultant analysis of each NAPCP and of the 2019 Member State projections submitted under Article 10(2) of the Directive (see table below for these reports – further reports will be uploaded as soon as they are ready for Member States who submitted late).

The consultants also prepared an EU-wide horizontal report (report + annex) bringing together this information.

NAPCPs submitted by Member States

Consultant review reports

Member State

NAPCP

Date of Submission

English Translation

Review report: NAPCP

Review report: Projections

Austria

AT Final NAPCP

AT Final NAPCP Annex

31 July 2019

AT Final NAPCP EN

AT Final NAPCP Annex EN

AT NAPCP review report

AT projections review report

Belgium

BE Final NAPCP

BE Final NAPCP Annex

1 April 2019

BE Final NAPCP EN

BE Final NAPCP Annex EN

BE NAPCP review report

BE projections review report

Bulgaria

BG Final NAPCP

26 September 2019

BG Final EN

BG NAPCP review report

BG projections review report

Croatia

HR Final NAPCP

HR Final NAPCP Annex

11 October 2019

HR Final NAPCP

HR Final NAPCP Annex submitted in EN

HR NAPCP review report

HR projections review report

Cyprus

CY Final NAPCP

CY Final NAPCP Annex

24 May 2019

CY Final NAPCP submitted in EN

CY Final NAPCP Annex EN

CY NAPCP review report

CY projections review report

Czechia

CZ Final NAPCP

CZ Final NAPCP Annex

20 December 2019

CZ Final NAPCP EN

CZ Final NAPCP Annex EN

CZ NAPCP review report

CZ projections review report

Denmark

DK Final NAPCP

1 April 2019

DK Final NAPCP submitted in EN

DK NAPCP review report

DK projections review report

Estonia

EE Final NAPCP

EE Final NAPCP Annex I

EE Final NAPCP Annex II

29 March 2019

EE Final NAPCP EN

EE Final NAPCP Annex I EN

EE Final NAPCP Annex II EN

EE NAPCP review report

EE projections review report

Finland

FI Final NAPCP

FI Final NAPCP Annex I (FI)

FI Final NAPCP Annex II (SE)

29 March 2019

FI Final NAPCP EN

FI Final NAPCP Annex EN

FI NAPCP review report

FI projections review report

France

FR Final NAPCP

9 October 2019

FR Final NAPCP EN

FR NAPCP review report

FR projections review report

Germany

DE Final NAPCP

DE NAPCP Summary

22 May 2019

DE Final NAPCP EN

DE NAPCP Summary submitted in EN

DE NAPCP review report

DE projections review report

Greece

       

EL projections review report

Hungary

HU Final NAPCP

HU Final NAPCP Annex

18 May 2020

HU Final NAPCP EN

HU Final NAPCP Annex EN

HU NAPCP review report

HU projections review report

Ireland

IE Final NAPCP

13 February 2020

IE Final NAPCP submitted in EN

IE NAPCP review report

IE projections review report

Italy

IT draft NAPCP

1 April 2019

IT Draft NAPCP EN

 

IT projections review report

Latvia

LV Final NAPCP

LV Final NAPCP Annex

16 April 2020

LV Final NAPCP EN

LV Final NAPCP Annex EN

LV NAPCP review report

LV projections review report

Lithuania

LT Final NAPCP

LT Final NAPCP Annex

2 June 2019

LT Final NAPCP EN

LT Final NAPCP Annex EN

LT NAPCP review report

LT projections review report

Luxembourg

       

LU projections review report

Malta

MT Final NAPCP

18 March 2020

MT Final NAPCP submitted in EN

MT NAPCP review report – updated version

MT projections review report

Netherlands

NL Final NAPCP (NL)

NL Final NAPCP (EN)

1 April 2019

NL Final NAPCP submitted in EN

NL NAPCP review report

NL projections review report

Poland

PL Final NAPCP

PL Final NAPCP Annex

27 June 2019

PL Final NAPCP EN

PL Final NAPCP Annex EN

PL NAPCP review report

PL projections review report

Portugal

PT Final NAPCP

1 April 2019

PT Final NAPCP EN

PT NAPCP review report

PT projections review report

Romania

       

RO projections review report

Slovakia

SK Final NAPCP

3 March 2020

SK Final NAPCP EN

SK NAPCP review report

SK projections review report

Slovenia

SI Final NAPCP

10 October 2019

SI Final NAPCP EN

SI NAPCP review report

SI projections review report

Spain

ES Final NAPCP

ES Final NAPCP Annex

3 October 2019

31 January 2020

ES Final NAPCP EN

ES Final NAPCP Annex EN

ES NAPCP review report

ES projections review report

Sweden

SE Final NAPCP

SE Final NAPCP Corrigendum

1 April 2019

25 October 2019

SE Final NAPCP EN

SE Final NAPCP Corrigendum EN

SE NAPCP review report

SE projections review report

UK 1

UK Final NAPCP

29 March 2019

UK Final NAPCP submitted in EN

UK NAPCP review report

UK projections review report

Under Article 6(10) of the NEC Directive, the Commission is required to specify the format of the programme by means of an implementing act: To this end, the Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/1522 was adopted on 11 October 2018. It lays down a common format for National Air Pollution Control Programmes under Directive (EU) 2016/2284 and can be found here.

In order to help Member States prepare their programmes, the Commission has issued a Communication on Guidance for the development of National Air Pollution Control Programmes, which can be found here.

The legal provisions on which the guidance is based are primarily contained in Article 6 and Annex III, Part 1 of the Directive. These require Member States to, when drawing up, adopting and implementing the programme:

  • Assess the extent to which national emission sources are likely to have an impact on air quality, nationally and in neighbouring Member States;
  • Take account of the need to reduce air pollution emissions to reach compliance with the air quality objectives;
  • Prioritise emission reduction measures for black carbon when taking measures to reduce PM2.5;
  • Ensure coherence with other relevant plans and programmes established under EU or national legislation;
  • Include the mandatory measures, and may include the optional measures, in Part 2 of Annex III (agricultural measures).

The NAPCP also has to cover, at least:

  • the policy framework in which it has been developed (policy priorities, allocation of responsibilities, projected developments on business-as-usual)
  • the policy options considered and eventually adopted so as to comply with the reduction commitments (including how coherence with other policy areas is ensured)
  • the identified reduction trajectory between 2020 and 2030 (pursuant to Art. 4(1) and (2) of the NEC Directive).

[1] The EU comprised 28 Member States at the time of the reporting deadline for air pollutant emission projections and NAPCPs in 2019.