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1st March 2019

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Air Emission Accounts are available for European countries and a few non-European countries.

The System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA) Central Framework is an accounting system developed around two objectives: "understanding the interactions between the economy and the environment" and describing "stocks and changes in stocks of environmental assets". The SEEA combines national accounts and environmental statistics in a statistical framework with consistent definitions, classifications and concepts allowing policy makers to evaluate environmental pressures from economic activities at macro- and meso-levels.

Data refer to total emissions of CO2 (CO2 emissions from energy use and industrial processes, e.g. cement production), CH4 (methane emissions from solid waste, livestock, mining of hard coal and lignite, rice paddies, agriculture and leaks from natural gas pipelines), N2O (nitrous oxide), HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons), PFCs (perfluorocarbons), (SF6 + NF3) (sulphur hexafluoride and nitrogen trifluoride), SOx (sulphur oxides, NOx (nitrogen oxides), CO (carbon monoxide), NMVOC (non-methane volatile organic compounds), PM2.5 (particulates less that 2.5µm), PM10 (particulates less that 10µm) and NH3 (ammonia).

The OECD Air Emission Accounts present data based on ISIC Rev. 4.

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The air pollutants expressed in equivalents of other air pollutants allow for computation of the following environmental pressures:

Environmental pressures: Global warming potential
Code: GHG
Calculation: CO2 + N2O in CO2 eq. + CH4 in CO2 eq.
Applied factors: N2O: 298; CH4: 25

Environmental pressures: Acidifying gases
Code: ACG
Calculation: SOx in SO2 eq. + NOx in SO2 eq. + NH3 in SO2 eq.
Applied factors: NH3: 1.9; NOx: 0.7

Environmental pressures: Tropospheric ozone precursors
Code: O3PR
Calculation: NMVOC + NOx in NMVOC eq. + CO in NMVOC eq. + CH4 in NMVOC eq.
Applied factors: NOx: 1.22; CO: 0.11; CH4: 0.014


Due to data availability, fluorinated gases are currently excluded from the global warming potential aggregate.

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Air Emission AccountsContact person/organisation

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Bibliographic citation:
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development: Environmental Statistics (January 2019 Edition). UK Data Service. https://doi.org/10.5257/oecd/env/2019-01

Source metadata

Eurostat: Air Emissions Accountshttp://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/environment/emissions-of-greenhouse-gases-and-air-pollutants/air-emission-accounts/databaseEurostat: Air Emissions Accounts and Intensities Metadatahttp://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/cache/metadata/en/env_ac_ainah_r2_esms.htmAustralian Bureau of Statistics: Australian Environmental-Economic Accounts 2018http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/4655.0Statistics Canada, Environment, Energy and Transportation Statistics Division: Physical Flow Account for Greenhouse Gas Emissionshttps://www150.statcan.gc.ca/t1/tbl1/en/tv.action?pid=3810009701Satistics Korea: Air Emissions by Industry and Household (Greenhouse Gas)http://kosis.kr/statHtml/statHtml.do?orgId=101&tblId=DT_1AEA8001&language=en&conn_path=I3Satistics Korea: Air Emissions by Industry and Household (Air Pollutant)http://kosis.kr/statHtml/statHtml.do?orgId=101&tblId=DT_1AEA8002&language=en&conn_path=I3Statistics New Zealand: Environmental-Economic Accounts 2018https://www.stats.govt.nz/information-releases/environmental-economic-accounts-2018Statistics New Zealand: Environmental Economic Accounts - Sources and Methodshttps://www.stats.govt.nz/methods/environmental-economic-accounts-sources-and-methodsUnit of measure used

Tonnes

Periodicity

Annual

Date last updated

1st March 2019

Statistical population

Air Emission Accounts are available for European countries and a few non-European countries.

The System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA) Central Framework is an accounting system developed around two objectives: "understanding the interactions between the economy and the environment" and describing "stocks and changes in stocks of environmental assets". The SEEA combines national accounts and environmental statistics in a statistical framework with consistent definitions, classifications and concepts allowing policy makers to evaluate environmental pressures from economic activities at macro- and meso-levels.

Data refer to total emissions of CO2 (CO2 emissions from energy use and industrial processes, e.g. cement production), CH4 (methane emissions from solid waste, livestock, mining of hard coal and lignite, rice paddies, agriculture and leaks from natural gas pipelines), N2O (nitrous oxide), HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons), PFCs (perfluorocarbons), (SF6 + NF3) (sulphur hexafluoride and nitrogen trifluoride), SOx (sulphur oxides, NOx (nitrogen oxides), CO (carbon monoxide), NMVOC (non-methane volatile organic compounds), PM2.5 (particulates less that 2.5µm), PM10 (particulates less that 10µm) and NH3 (ammonia).

The OECD Air Emission Accounts present data based on ISIC Rev. 4.

Aggregation & consolidation

The air pollutants expressed in equivalents of other air pollutants allow for computation of the following environmental pressures:

Environmental pressures: Global warming potential
Code: GHG
Calculation: CO2 + N2O in CO2 eq. + CH4 in CO2 eq.
Applied factors: N2O: 298; CH4: 25

Environmental pressures: Acidifying gases
Code: ACG
Calculation: SOx in SO2 eq. + NOx in SO2 eq. + NH3 in SO2 eq.
Applied factors: NH3: 1.9; NOx: 0.7

Environmental pressures: Tropospheric ozone precursors
Code: O3PR
Calculation: NMVOC + NOx in NMVOC eq. + CO in NMVOC eq. + CH4 in NMVOC eq.
Applied factors: NOx: 1.22; CO: 0.11; CH4: 0.014


Due to data availability, fluorinated gases are currently excluded from the global warming potential aggregate.

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