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26-10-2018
Gridded emissions of air pollutants for the period 1970–2012 within EDGAR v4.3.2

The new version of the Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR v4.3.2) compiles gaseous and particulate air pollutant emissions, making use of the same anthropogenic sectors, time period (1970–2012), and international activity data used for estimating the EDGAR v4.3.2 GHG emissions. All human activities, except large scale biomass burning and land use, land-use change, and forestry are included in the emissions calculation. In addition to the activity data used to estimate GHG emissions, air pollutant emissions are determined by the process technology and end-of-pipe emission reduction abatements. Region-specific emission factors and abatement measures were selected from recent available scientific literature and reports. A scientific publication describing this dataset and its applications is now available in the journal Earth System Science Data Crippa, M., Guizzardi, D., Muntean, M., Schaaf, E., Dentener, F., van Aardenne, J. A., Monni, S., Doering, U., Olivier, J. G. J., Pagliari, V., and Janssens-Maenhout, G.: Gridded emissions of air pollutants for the period 1970–2012 within EDGAR v4.3.2, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 1987-2013, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-1987-2018, 2018..

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02-05-2018
Evaluating EDGARv4.tox2 speciated mercury emissions ex-post scenarios and their impacts on modelled global and regional wet deposition patterns

The EDGAR Team updated the global mercury emission inventory, which is included in EDGARv4.tox2; three different forms of mercury have been distinguished: gaseous elemental mercury, gaseous oxidized mercury and particle bound mercury. The paper “Evaluating EDGARv4.tox2 speciated mercury emissions ex-post scenarios and their impacts on modelled global and regional wet deposition patterns” published open access in Atmospheric Environment (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1352231018302425), describes the emissions inventory (see section A). Three retrospective emissions scenarios were also developed and evaluated with the GEOS-Chem 3-D mercury model in order to explore the influence of speciation shifts, to reactive mercury forms in particular, on regional wet deposition patterns (see section B).

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12-12-2017
An Operational Anthropogenic CO2 emissions Monitoring & Verification Support Capacity, by B. Pinty, G. Janssens-Maenhout, M. Dowell, H. Zunker, T. Brunhes, P. Ciais, D. Dee, H.A.C. Denier van der Gon, H. Dolman, M. Drinkwater, R. Engelen, M. Heimann, K. Holmlund, R. Husband, A. Kentarchos, Y. Meijer, P. Palmer, with maps provided by D. Guizzardi, S. Jonkers and J. Kuenen and reviewed by F. Chevallier, Y. Wang, G. Balsamo, D. Crisp, S. Eggleston, D. Terblanche, P. Rayner, J. van Aardenne.

This DG GROW - JRC report serves as a first step in defining and developing a European operational capacity for monitoring and verifying anthropogenic CO2 emissions with atmospheric observations of in-situ or space-born measurements making use of an atmospheric model. The report provides an insight into the underpinning requirements and foundational building blocks required and into the responsibility and long-term commitment in building this system for the greater benefit of European and international community. The system would provide European policy makers with a unique and independent source of actionable information, which would strengthen the role of the EU as global player in climate negotiations, helping to verify the five-yearly global stocktakes, which the Paris Agreement plans from 2023 onwards.

More information on: http://copernicus.eu/news/report-operational-anthropogenic-co2-emissions-monitoring
Download the report: CO2 Monitoring and Verification Support Capacity




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