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EDGAR datasets and their application are described in several scientific publications and project reports. An overview of EDGAR dataset publications and relevant scientific papers with EDGAR team members as (co) author are described here:


Peer reviewed books (2014-2016):


CO2 report 2016: Olivier J, Janssens-Maenhout G, Muntean M, Peters J. Trends in global CO2 emissions: 2016 Report. European Commission; 2016. JRC 103428 (forthcoming 14 November 2016)

UNEP Emissions Gap Report: Fransen T, den Elzen M, Kuramochi T, Janssens-Maenhout G, Olhoff A, Olivier J, Chapter 2 of The emission gap report 2016: Pre-2020 action: trends, progress and urgency. In: The Emission Gap Report 2016: a UNEP synthesis report. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP live); 2016. JRC103773

CoM Assessment Report: Kona A, Melica G, Iancu A, Koffi B, Zancanella P, Rivas Calvete S, Bertoldi P, Janssens-Maenhout G, Monforti-Ferrario F. Covenant of Mayors: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Achievements and Projections, EUR 28155 EN, European Commission 2016. JRC103316 (forthcoming 14 November 2016)


IEA book chapter III GHG: Olivier J, Janssens-Maenhout G. CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion: 2015 edition: Part III: Total greenhouse gas emissions. International Energy Agency (OECD); 2015. JRC99764

Copernicus CO2 report: Ciais P, Crisp D, Denier Van Der Gon H, Engelen R, Heimann M, Janssens-Maenhout G, Rayner P, Scholze M. Towards a European Operational Observing System to Monitor Fossil CO2 emissions
Final Report from the expert group. European Commission; 2015.JRC98161

CO2 report 2015: Olivier J, Janssens-Maenhout G, Muntean M, Peters J. Trends in global CO2 emissions: 2015 Report. European Commission; 2015. JRC98184

AMAP chapter 5 CH4: Hoglund-Isaksson L, Thomson A, Kupiainen K, Rao S, Janssens-Maenhout G, authors. AMAP Assessment 2015: Methane as an Arctic climate forcer: Chapter 5: Anthropogenic methane sources, emissions and future projections. Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme; 2015. JRC99758


CO2 report 2014: Olivier J, Janssens-Maenhout G, Peters J, Muntean M. Trends in Global CO2 Emissions: 2014 Report. European Commission and PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency; 2014. JRC93171 (over 100000 downloads)

IEA book part III GHG: Olivier J, Janssens-Maenhout G., CO2 Emissions from fuel combustion (2014 Edition): Part III: Total Greenhouse Gas Emissions. In: CO2 Emissions from fuel combustion. Paris (France): International Energy Agency; 2014. JRC94052

UNEP Emissions Gap Report: J. Rogelj, D. McCollum, S. Smith, K. Calvin, L. Clarke, A. Garg, K. Jiang, V. Krey, J. Lowe, K. Riahi, M. Schaeffer, D. van Vuuren, C. Wenying, M. Crippa, G. Janssens-Maenhout, Chapter 2 of The emission gap report 2014: What emission levels will comply with temperature limit. In: The emission gap report 2014: a UNEP synthesis report. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); 2014. JRC94229

Peer reviewed articles:


M. Crippa, G. Janssens-Maenhout, F. Dentener, D. Guizzardi, K. Sindelarova, M. Muntean, R. Van Dingenen, and C. Granier, Forty years of improvements in European air quality: the role of EU policy–industry interplay, ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS Discuss., 16, 3825-3841, 2016, doi:10.5194/acp-16-3825-2016


G. Janssens-Maenhout, M. Crippa, D. Guizzardi, F. Dentener, M. Muntean, G. Pouliot, T. Keating, Q. Zhang, J. Kurokawa, R. Wankmüller, H. Denier van der Gon, Z. Klimont, G. Frost, S. Darras, and B. Koffi, M. Liu, J.J.P. Kuenen, HTAP_v2: a mosaic of regional and global emission gridmaps for 2008 and 2010 to study hemispheric transport of air pollution, Atmos. Chem. Phys. 15, 12867-12909, 2015

Paruolo P, Murphy B, Janssens-Maenhout G. Do emissions and income have a common trend A country-specific, time-series, global analysis, 1970-2008. STOCHASTIC ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND RISK ASSESSMENT 29 (1); 2015. p. 93-107. JRC91677


M. Muntean, G. Janssens-Maenhout, S. Song, N.E. Selin, J.G.J. Olivier, D. Guizzardi, R. Maas, F. Dentener, 2014, Trend analysis from 1970 to 2008 and model evaluation of EDGARv4 global gridded anthropogenic mercury emissions, Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 494–495, 1 Oct.2014, pp. 337–350 (

Balsama, A., De Biase, L., Janssens-Maenhout, G., Pagliari, V., Near-term forecast of anthropogenic emission trends using neural networks, ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT 89; 2014. p. 581-592. JRC89307


Kurokawa, J., Ohara, T., Morikawa, T., Hanayama, S., Janssens-Maenhout, G., Fukui, T., Kawashima, K., and Akimoto, H.: Emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases over Asian regions during 2000–2008: Regional Emission inventory in ASia (REAS) version 2, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 11019-11058, doi:10.5194/acp-13-11019-2013, 2013

Frost GJ, Middleton P, Tarrason L, Granier C, Guenther A, Cardenas B, Denier van der Gon H, Janssens-Maenhout G, Kaiser JW, Keating T, Klimont Z, Lamarque J-F, Liousse C, Ohara T, Schultz MG, Skiba U, van Aardenne J, New directions: GEIA's 2020 vision for better air emissions information, Atmospheric Environment, 81:710-712, December 2013


Pozzer, A. P. Zimmermann, U.M. Doering, J. van Aardenne, H. Tost, F. Dentener, G. Janssens-Maenhout, J. Lelieveld, Effects of Business-as-usual anthropogenic emissions on global air quality, ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS., 12, 6915-6937, doi:10.5194/acp-12-6915-2012, 2012

Petrescu,A.R.M. R. Abad-Vinas, G. Janssens-Maenhout, V. N. B. Blujdea, G. Grassi, Global estimates of carbon stock changes in living forest biomass: EDGARv4.3 – time series from 1990 to 2010, Biogeosciences, 9, 3437–3447, 2012


Olivier J, Janssens-Maenhout G. Part III: Greenhouse-Gas Emissions. In: CO2 emissions from fuel combustion. Paris (France): International Energy Agency; 2011. p. III.1 - III.57. JRC67519 Olivier J, Janssens-Maenhout G, Peters J, Wilson J. Long Term Trend in Global CO2 Emissions. The Hague (Netherlands): PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and European Commission Publications Office; 2011. JRC65918

Janssens-Maenhout G, Petrescu, A, Muntean M, Blujdea V. Verifying Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Methods to Support International Climate Agreements. GREENHOUSE GAS MEASUREMENT AND MANAGEMENT 1 (2); 2011. p.132-133. JRC67524


Application of EDGAR data: Gridded global emission scenarios of non-transport emissions combing EDGARv32-FT2000 and SRES emission scenarios as input to the QUANTIFY project:
Hoor, P., Borken-Kleefeld, J., Caro, D., Dessens, O., Endresen, O., Gauss, M., Grewe, V., Hauglustaine, D., Isaksen, I. S. A., Jöckel, P., Lelieveld, J., Myhre, G., Meijer, E., Olivie, D., Prather, M., Schnadt Poberaj, C., Shine, K. P., Staehelin, J., Tang, Q., van Aardenne, J., van Velthoven, P., and Sausen, R.: The impact of traffic emissions on atmospheric ozone and OH: results from QUANTIFY, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 3113-3136, 2009.


EDGAR data on non-CO2 greenhouse gas as input to IEA report “CO2 emissions from fuel combustion 1971-2006”.
T. Pulles and J.A. van Aardenne (2008): Part III: Greenhouse gas emissions: 1. Shares and trends in greenhouse gas emissions; 2. Sources and Methods; Total greenhouse gas emissions. In: "CO2 emissions from fuel combustion 1971-2006", 2008 Edition, pp. III.1-III.47. International Energy Agency (IEA), Paris. ISBN 978-92-64-04238-4 (paper) (also available on CD ROM) (2008).

Evaluation of EDGAR data in representing emissions from megacities
T.M. Butler, M.G. Lawrence, B.R. Gurjar, J. van Aardenne, M. Schultz, J. Lelieveld: The representation of emissions from megacities in global emission inventories, Atmospheric Environment, Volume 42, Issue 4, February 2008, Pages 703-719, ISSN 1352-2310, DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2007.09.060.

Older publications:

Description of EDGAR v32-FT2000:

Olivier, J.G.J., Van Aardenne, J.A., Dentener, F., Pagliari, V., Ganzeveld, L.N. and J.A.H.W. Peters (2005). Recent trends in global greenhouse gas emissions: regional trends 1970-2000 and spatial distribution of key sources in 2000. Env. Sc., 2 (2-3), 81-99. DOI: 10.1080/15693430500400345.

Description EDGAR v3.2:

Olivier, J.G.J. and J.J.M. Berdowski (2001a) Global emissions sources and sinks. In: Berdowski, J., Guicherit, R. and B.J. Heij (eds.) "The Climate System", pp. 33-78. A.A. Balkema Publishers/Swets & Zeitlinger Publishers, Lisse, The Netherlands. ISBN 90 5809 255 0.

Olivier, J.G.J., J.J.M. Berdowski, J.A.H.W. Peters, J. Bakker, A.J.H. Visschedijk en J.-P.J. Bloos (2001b) Applications of EDGAR. Including a description of EDGAR 3.0: reference database with trend data for 1970-1995. RIVM, Bilthoven. RIVM report no. 773301 001/ NOP report no. 410200 051.
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Description EDGAR-HYDE:

Van Aardenne, J.A., Dentener, F.J., Olivier, J.G.J., Klein Goldewijk, C.G.M. and J. Lelieveld (2001) A High Resolution Dataset of Historical Anthropogenic Trace Gas Emissions for the Period 1890-1990. Global Biogeochemical Cycles Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 15(4), 909-928.

Description EDGAR v2.0:

Olivier JGJ, Bouwman AF, Maas CWM van der, Berdowski JJM, Veldt C, Bloos JPJ, Visschedijk AJH, Zandveld PYJ, Haverlag JL (1996) Description of EDGAR Version 2.0: A set of global emission inventories of greenhouse gases and ozone-depleting substances for all anthropogenic and most natural sources on a per country basis and on 1 degree x 1 degree grid. RIVM, Bilthoven, RIVM Rapport 771060002.
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