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 and 2030 are met. The first programmes were due for 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 is required to examine the NAPCPs, including the possible attainment of the emission reduction commitments and the emission reduction trajectory between 2020 and 2030, in light of the Directive's requirements. The results of this examination will be made public on this website in due time.

NAPCPs submitted by Member States

Member State

Final

Draft

Date of Submission

English Translation

Austria

AT Final

Annex I

31 July 2019

AT Final EN

Belgium

BE Final

Executive Summary

1 April 2019

BE Final EN

Executive Summary EN

Bulgaria

Croatia

HR Draft

Annex

29 March 2019

HR Draft EN

Annex

Cyprus

CY Final

24 May 2019

Main document submitted in EN

Annex EN

Czechia

Denmark

DK Final

1 April 2019

Submission in EN

Estonia

EE Final

Annex I

Annex II

29 March 2019

EE Final EN

Finland

FI Final

Annex I – FI

Annex II - SE

29 March 2019

FI Final EN

Annex EN

France

Germany

DE Final

22 May 2019

DE Final EN

Greece

Hungary

Ireland

IE Draft

12 April 2019

Submission in EN

Italy

 

Latvia

LV Draft

2 April 2019

LV Draft EN

Lithuania

LT Final

Annex

2 June 2019

Luxembourg

Malta

Netherlands

NL Final

NL Final EN

1 April 2019

Submission in EN

Poland

PL Final

Annex

27 June 2019

Portugal

PT Final

1 April 2019

PT Final EN

Romania

Slovakia

SK Draft

Slovenia

 

 

 

 

Spain

Sweden

SE Final

1 April 2019

SE Final EN

UK

UK Final

29 March 2019

Submission in EN

Under Article 6(10) of the 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 that the guidance must take into account are primarily contained in Article 6 and Annex III part 1 of the Directive. These require that when drawing up, adopting and implementing the programme, Member States shall:

  • Assess the extent 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 Programme shall also at least cover:

  • 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)).