The underlying study was written together with Martin Schönhart and Erwin Schmid, who work at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna. The scenario examined whether the measures already implemented and planned were sufficient to achieve the targets of the air pollution control policy. The global market outlook and changed production conditions were taken into account.
The results show that in this scenario an expansion of milk production and a slight increase in the number of cows is expected, while in other branches production will decrease slightly. Calculations based on these results by the Federal Environment Agency show that further steps are necessary to achieve the desired reduction in ammonia emission.Current results of the air pollutant inventory are available at: http://www.umweltbundesamt.at/umweltsituation/luft/luftschadstoffe/.