SDG 12 · Indicator

SO2 Emissions


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Ratings provide a visual representation of a state’s performance on the indicator.


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SDG achieved

Challenges remain

Significant challenges remain

Major challenges remain

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Air emissions data for Sulfur Dioxide (SO2), converted from U.S. tons (short tons) to kilograms per capita using U.S. Census population data for standardization.

Long-Term Objective

Best value set according to average of OECD top 5

The long-term objective for this indicator is a value of 1.61.


National Emissions Inventory, Environmental Protection Agency

SO2 Emissions