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CO2 Human Emissions (CHE H2020 Project)

Global sector-specific CO2 emission grid-maps of EDGAR for 2015 and 2030 CO2 grid-maps

EDGAR contributes to the Horizon 2020 project “CO2 Human Emissions” (CHE) with global gridded anthropogenic CO2 emissions for the years 2015 (dataset name: EDGARv4.3.2_FT2015) and 2030 (dataset name: EDGARv4.3.2_projection_2030). These data are input for the nature run. The EDGAR anthropogenic CO2 emissions include all fossil CO2 source (fossil fuel combustion, but also from non-metallic mineral processes such as cement production, from metal (ferrous and non-ferrous) production processes, from urea production, from agricultural liming and solvents use) but exclude the large scale biomass burning with Savannah burning, forest fires, and the sources and sinks from land-use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF). Short cycle C emissions are also excluded.

EDGARv4.3.2_CO2_FT2015 gridmaps

The EDGARv4.3.2_CO2_FT2015 dataset is generated combining the EDGARv4.3.2 emission dataset (Janssens-Maenhout et al. (2017)),which includes annual and monthly gridded emissions from 1970-2012, and the EDGARv4.3.2_FT2015 time series, which provide an update up to the year 2015 (Olivier et al. (2016) using the BP(2017) statistics for those years not covered by IEA(2016) energy statistics. The EDGARv4.3.2 gridmaps provide the spatial information per sector for the year 2012 and is used as basis for the spatial distribution of the 2015 emissions (the EDGARv4.3.2_CO2_FT2015 gridmaps). The relative changes per sector, fuel type and country from 2012 to 2015 in EDGARv4.3.2_FT2015 is then applied on the EDGARv4.3.2 basis maps.

Emission gridmaps are expressed in ton substance / 0.1degree x 0.1degree / year for the .txt files and in kg substance /m2 /s for the .nc files.

EDGARv4.3.2_CO2_2030 projection gridmaps

The 2030 annual emissions have been calculated using the climate change scenarios developed under the FP6 project Climate Impact Research within the FP6 research project CIRCE to evaluate a change projected over a decade using the European Commission view point of a POLES energy scenario and assuming full implementation of the current climate change policies. These scenarios are described by Doering et al. (2010) and Russ et al. (2007) and are comparable to the IPCC AR4 Category II pathway. The ratios of 2030 to 2012 in the time-series of the Climate Change scenario of CIRCE are applied per sector, fuel and country to the basis grid-maps of 2012 from EDGARv4.3.2. The spatial distribution of 2012 per sector and fuel type is kept constant between 2012 and 2030 as no information on the future evolution of the spatial proxy is available.

Emission gridmaps are expressed in ton substance / 0.1degree x 0.1degree / year for the .txt files and in kg substance /m2 /s for the .nc files.

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The CHE project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 776186.


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Janssens-Maenhout, G., CRippa, M. Guizzardi, D., Muntean, M. Schaaf, E., Dentener, F., Bergamaschi, P., Pagliari, V., Olivier, J.G.G., Peters, J.A.H.W., van Aardenne, J.A., Monni, S., Doering, U., Petrescu, R. (2017), The emissions atlas of EDGARv4.3.2 for 1970-2012: Part I: the 3 major greenhouse gases, ESSDD, doi: 10.5194/essd-2017-79,

Olivier, J.G.J., Janssens-Maenhout, G., Muntean, M., Peters, J.A.H.W (2016): Trends in global CO2 emissions: 2016 report, JRC 103425,

Russ, P., Wiesenthal, T., van Regenmorter, D., Ciscar, J.C. (2007), Global Climate Policy Scenarios for 2030 and beyond. Analysis of Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Pathway Scenarios with the POLES and GEM-E3 models, JRC reference report EUR 23032 EN.