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EDGAR v4.2 release

The new version v4.2 of the global EDGAR emissions inventory covers all greenhouse gases included in the Kyoto Protocol (i.e. carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and the fluorinated gases), ozone precursor gases, and acidifying air pollutants per source category at country level, and gridded with 0.1 deg by 0.1 deg resolution, for the time period from 1970 to 2008.
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Press releases JRC-PBL: Global CO2 emission trend until 2010.

Global CO2 emission trends from 1970 till 2010 are analysed and the status with regard to the Kyoto Protocol target evaluated. It is concluded that the industrialised countries, although individually showing widely variable emission trends, collectively emitted 7.5% less CO2 in 2010 than in 1990. But their impact on the global picture is increasingly limited, with their share of CO2 emissions having dropped from about two thirds to less than half of the global total since 1990. Increased energy end-use efficiency, nuclear energy and the growing contribution from renewable energy cannot compensate for the globally increasing demand for power and transport, which is strongest in developing countries.
More info in the press release and the background study (long_term_CO2_emission_trend).

32 maps on releases from diffuse sources are released on the E-PRTR register

More info in the press release and the E-PRTR website (

Final version of EDGAR-HTAP emission inventory

The EDGAR-HTAP Emission inventory combines official emission data reported by countries with the EDGAR scientific inventory. The time frame considered is from 2000 to 2005. The EDGAR-HTAP inventory contains the components SO2, NOx, NMVOC, NH3, CH4, BC, OC, PM and CO.

EDGAR v4.1 emission database was released online (and provided to DG CLIMA)

The EDGAR v4.1emission database contains country by country and gridded emissions of all Kyoto Protocol GHGs, the ozone precursors and acidifying substances for the 35 years 1970-2005. The gridmaps were made available subsequently.
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