EDGAR aims to inform scientists and policy makers on the evolution of the emission inventories over time for all world countries and 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.
In EDGAR v4.2 FT2012 emissions are calculated for the greenhouse gases CO2, CH4 and N2O from 1970 to 2012 based on the energy balance statistics of IEA (2013). In the table underneath the emission timeseries per substance and per country can be downloaded. For a description of the data we refer to UNEP emissions gap report (2014): Chapter 2..
For each substance emissions timeseries (1970-2012) by country are provided in an overview table (.xls).
Emission country totals are expressed in kton (Gg) substance / year.
the GHG emission timeseries are expressed in CO2 equivalents, using the GWP 100 metrics of SAR.