EDGARv6.1 provides emissions not only for the greenhouse gases per sector and country but also for the air pollutants:
- Ozone precursor gases: Carbon Monoxide (CO), Nitrogen Oxides (NOx), Non-Methane Volatile Organic Compounds (NMVOC) and Methane (CH4)
- Acidifying gases: Ammonia (NH3), Nitrogen oxides (NOx) and Sulfur Dioxide (SO2)
- Primary particulates: Fine Particulate Matter (PM10 and PM2.5) and Carbonaceous speciation (BC, OC)
Emissions from large scale biomass burning with Savannah burning, forest fires, and sources and sinks from land-use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) are excluded.
For the energy related sectors the activity data are mainly based on the energy balance statistics of IEA (2019) (Internet: link), whereas the activity data for the agricultural sectors originate mainly from FAO (2020) (Internet: link).
Novelties of EDGARv6.1 compared to the previous EDGARv5.0 release are:
- updates of all activity data up to 2018
- new international shipping proxies and monthly profiles (Jalkanen et al. (2012), Johansson et al. (2017))
- updates of road transport technology penetration and emission factors (Muntean et al., in prep, 2022) for combustion and evaporative emissions
- inclusion of NMVOC emissions from agricultural soils
Conditions of emission data use and code of conduct
Users of the data are obliged to acknowledge the source of the data with a reference to the EDGARv6.1 air pollutant website (link).
Co-authorship and involvement of the EDGAR Team in the emission data analysis is highly appreciated. User's comments and requests can be sent via email to the authors.
For each substance, emission timeseries (1970-2018) by sector and country are provided in an overview table (.xls).
Notes: Emission country totals are expressed in kt substance/year. The IPCC 1996 and 2006 codes are used for specification of the sectors.
Annual gridmaps 1970-2018
Annual (and monthly) sector-specific gridmaps
Annual sector-specific gridmaps (1970-2018) [and monthly sector-specific gridmaps (2018)]
Notes: Emission gridmaps are expressed in t substance/0.1degreex0.1degree/year for annual .txt files and in kg substance/m2/s for all the .nc files. The IPCC 1996 and 2006 codes are used for specification of the sectors.
Oil refineries and Transformation industry
Combustion for manufacturing
Road transportation no resuspension
Road transportation resuspension
Railways, pipelines, off-road transport
Energy for buildings
Non-metallic minerals production
Iron and steel production
Non-ferrous metals production
Non energy use of fuels
Food and Paper
Agricultural waste burning
Solid waste landfills
Solid waste incineration
Waste water handling
Fossil Fuel Fires
Sources and references
IEA (2019) World Energy Balances, www.iea.org/data-and-statistics, All rights reserved, as modified by Joint Research Centre, European Commission.
Jalkanen, J. P., Johansson, L., Kukkonen, J., Brink, A., Kalli, J., & Stipa, T. (2012). Extension of an assessment model of ship traffic exhaust emissions for particulate matter and carbon monoxide. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 12(5), 2641–2659. doi:10.5194/acp-12-2641-2012
Johansson, L., Jalkanen, J.-P., & Kukkonen, J. (2017). Global assessment of shipping emissions in 2015 on a high spatial and temporal resolution. Atmospheric Environment, 167, 403–415. doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2017.08.042
For more information or data: JRC-EDGAR@ec.europa.eu