These graphs show the changes in emissions, emissions drivers, and policy in the Agriculture sector in the EU
Emissions Agricultural emissions in the EU27
Emissions have declined since 1990, despite a slight increase in agricultural production.
Emissions Drivers Contribution of agricultural emissions drivers to changes in agricultural greenhouse gas emissions in EU27 (Methane)
Methane emissions from livestock declined as the number of cattle decreased.
Policy Nitrate vulnerable zones
Most agricultural policy in Europe was developed for reasons beyond climate protection. Nevertheless, these policies had a very real impact on greenhouse gas emissions. For example, the Nitrates Directive encouraged decreasing levels of nitrate fertilizer application, thus reducing NOx emissions.