EDGARv6.0 provides emissions of the three main greenhouse gases (CO2, CH4, N2O) and fluorinated gases per sector and country.
CO2 emissions are provided separately for CO2_excl_short-cycle_org_C and CO2_short-cycle_org_C. Emissions of CO2_excl_short-cycle_org_C include all fossil CO2 sources, such as fossil fuel combustion, non-metallic mineral processes (e.g. cement production), metal (ferrous and non-ferrous) production processes, urea production, agricultural liming and solvents use. Large scale biomass burning with Savannah burning, forest fires, and sources and sinks from land-use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) are excluded.
Emissions of fluorinated gases have been derived by multiple sources, most notably from country reporting where available. When not the case, activity data statistics have been derived by UNEP data, from scierntific literature and expert judgment.
For the energy related sectors the activity data are primarily based on IEA data from IEA (2019) World Energy Balances, (Internet: link), All rights reserved, as modified by Joint Research Centre, European Commission, whereas the activity data for the agricultural sectors originate primarily from FAO (2020) (Internet: link). United States Geological Survey (USGS), International Fertiliser Association (IFA), Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership (GGFR)/U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), UNFCCC and World Steel Association (worldsteel) recent statistics are also used for activity data. Additional information can be found in Crippa et al. (2021).
Compared to EDGARv5.0 the following updates have been included:
- updates of all activity data up to 2018
- inclusion of CO2 emissions from coal mining based on the IPCC 2019 refinements
- new international shipping proxies and monthly profiles (Jalkanen et al. (2012), Johansson et al. (2017))
Conditions of emission data use and code of conduct
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.
Time series 1970-2018
For each substance emission time series (1970-2018) by sector and country are provided in an overview table (.xls).
Notes: Emission country totals are expressed in kton substance / year. The IPCC 1996 and 2006 codes are used for specification of the sectors.
Annual gridmaps 1970-2018
Annual sector-specific gridmaps (1970-2018) [and monthly sector-specific gridmaps (2000-2018)]
For each sector annual gridmaps (1970-2018) are provided for CH4, N2O and CO2. For each sector monthly gridmaps (2000-2018) are provided for all substances using the temporal distribution profiles described in Crippa et al. (2020).
Notes: Emission gridmaps are expressed in ton substance / 0.1degree x 0.1degree / 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 & Transformation industry
Combustion for manufacturing
Road transportation no resuspension
Railways, pipelines, off-road transport
Energy for buildings
Fuel exploitation COAL
Fuel exploitation OIL
Fuel exploitation GAS
Non-metallic minerals production
Iron and steel production
Non-ferrous metals production
Non energy use of fuels
Solvents and products use
Agricultural waste burning
Indirect N2O emissions from agriculture
Solid waste landfills
Solid waste incineration
Waste water handling
Indirect emissions from NOx and NH3
Fossil Fuel Fires
Sources and references
Crippa, M., Guizzardi, D., Schaaf, E., Solazzo, E., Muntean, M., Monforti-Ferrario, F., Olivier, J.G.J., Vignati, E.: Fossil CO2 and GHG emissions of all world countries - 2021 Report.
Crippa, M., Solazzo, E., Huang, G., Guizzardi, D., Koffi, E., Muntean, M., Schieberle, C., Friedrich, R. and Janssens-Maenhout, G.: High resolution temporal profiles in the Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research. Sci Data 7, 121 (2020). doi:10.1038/s41597-020-0462-2.
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