EDGAR aims to inform scientists and policy makers on the evolution of the emission inventories over time for all world countries.
EDGAR aims to provide the scientific community 0.1degX0.1deg gridmaps representing the emissions sources.
EDGAR contributed to research projects with advice on emission gridmaps and timeseries.
High resolution digital view of man-made green house gas (GHG) emissions
These add-on layers to Google Earth allow easily visualization of the annual distribution of GHG emissions all over the world at local levels from 1970-2005 and by main emission sources in the year 2005. The shown grid size is a tenth of a geographical degree of latitude by the same extension in longitude, or simplified, a circa 10 km x 10 km square, roughly the size of central Paris. Data used in the visualization come from JRC and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency´s (PBL) Emission Database for Global Research (EDGAR), and its dataset released in May this year (EDGAR v4.0)
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JRC press release on EDGAR v4.0 greenhouse gas emissions dataset
the Joint Research Centre issued a press release on the EDGAR v4.0 greenhouse gas emission dataset, please read the background info on EDGAR maps, the JRC press release, or the dutch translation at website of Netherlands Assessment Agency (PBL).