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The Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR) provides global past and present day anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases and air pollutants by country and on spatial grid. The current development of EDGAR is a joint project of the European Commission JRC Joint Research Centre and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL).

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16-12-2014
Further slowdown in the increase in global CO2 emissions in 2013.
JRC report 93171 / PBL report 1490; ISBN 978-94-91506-87-1 December 2014


2013 saw a further slowdown in the increase in global CO2 emissions from fossil fuel use and cement production that started in 2012. The emissions grew with only 0.7 billion tonnes (Gt) CO2 in 2013 to the new record of 35.3 Gt CO2. The global CO2 increased at a notably slower rate (2%) than on average in the last ten years (3.8% per year since 2003, excluding the credit crunch years). This signals a partial decoupling of global emissions and economic growth, which reflects mainly the lower emissions growth rate of China and which is also in line with a growing share of the service sector at the expense of more energy-intensive industries for the middle and high-income countries. China, the USA and the EU remain the top-3 emitters of CO2, accounting for respectively 29%, 15% and 11% of the world’s total. After years of a steady decline, the CO2 emissions of the United States grew by 2.5% in 2013, whereas in the EU emissions continued to decrease, by 1.4% in 2013. Per capita CO2 emissions of China and EU are currently both at a similar level, which is 50% above the global average but still about half the per capita CO2 of the United States.

More info can be found in the CO2 report 2014.
Timeseries can be downloaded from CO2 time series 1990-2013 per region/country and CO2 time series 1990-2013 per capita for world countries and CO2 emissions per GDP for each country 1990-2013.

11-11-2014
Training-Workshop: From polluting human activities to emission gridmaps using the Emission Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR)
10-11 November 2014, JRC-IES, Ispra(VA), ITALY


More info at Gridding Trainingmore news... ]

Contact information: greet.maenhout(at)jrc.ec.europa.eu

EDGAR project team
Greet Janssens-Maenhout
European Commission - JRC Joint Research Centre
IES Institute for Environment and Sustainability
TP 290
I-21020, Ispra (Va), Italy

JRC The mission of the JRC is to provide customer-driven scientific and technical support for the conception, development, implementation and monitoring of EU policies. As a service of the European Commission, the JRC functions as a reference centre of science and technology for the Union. Close to the policy-making process, it serves the common interest of the Member States, while being independent of special interests, whether private or national.