Introduction to Air

The Department of the Environment, in conjunction with the Environmental Agency, continues to work towards improving Gibraltar's local environment and ensuring compliance with all environmental legislation.

European Directives on ambient air quality apply to Gibraltar and require monitoring and reporting of air quality to the European Union on an annual basis. In June 2008, the Air Quality Directive (2008/50/EC) came into force. This directive has been transposed into Gibraltar Law by the Environment (Air Quality Standards) Regulations 2010. As a result, a Gibraltar Air Quality Plan was drawn to address all related air quality issues locally and includes Particulate Matter (PM10 and PM25) and Nitrogen Oxides (NOx).