Emissions of Air Pollutants
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Bibliographic citation:
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development: Environmental Statistics (2020 Edition). UK Data Service. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5257/oecd/env/2020

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Data come from three sources:

The Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP Convention), UNECE-EMEP emissions Database, WebDab 2014, as of June 2014. When available (and complete enough), emission data officially submitted by Parties to the Secretariat of the Convention are presented. Metadata are added when expert emissions are used.
National Inventory Submissions 2014 (as of June 2014) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC, CRF tables).
Replies to the 2014 OECD Questionnaire on the State of the Environment and comments from member countries received before late August 2014.

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10th March 2021

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This dataset provides selected information on emissions of traditional air pollutants: emission data are based upon the best available engineering estimates for a given period; they concern man-made emissions of sulphur oxides (SOx), nitrogen oxides (NOx), particulate matter, carbon monoxide (CO) and volatile organic compounds (VOC).

The share of human activities as a source in total emissions of traditional air pollutants varies depending on the type of pollutant; most SOx emissions are man-made whereas CO and NOx emissions are mainly of natural origin.

Categories presented cover the following EMEP 2009 NFR codes:

TOTAL MOBILE SOURCES
Road Transport: 1A3bi, 1A3bii, 1A3biii, 1A3biv, 1A3bv, 1A3bvi, 1A3bvii.
Other mobile sources: 1A2fii ,1A3aii(i), 1A3aii(ii), 1A3c, 1A3dii, 1A4aii, 1A4bii, 1A4cii, 1A4ciii, 1A5b.

TOTAL STATIONARY SOURCES
Power station: 1A1a.
Combustion: Industrial combustion, Other combustion.
Industrial combustion: 1A1b, 1A1c, 1A2a, 1A2b, 1A2c, 1A2d, 1A2e, 1A2fi, 1A3e.
Other combustion: 1A4ai, 1A4bi, 1A4ci, 1A5a.Industrial processes: 2A1, 2A2, 2A3, 2A4, 2A5, 2A6, 2A7a, 2A7b, 2A7c, 2A7d, 2B1, 2B2, 2B3, 2B4, 2B5a, 2B5b, 2C1, 2C2, 2C3, 2C5a, 2C5b, 2C5c, 2C5d, 2C5e, 2C5f, 2D1, 2D2, 2D3, 2E, 2F, 2G.

Solvents: 3A1, 3A2, 3A3, 3B1, 3B2, 3C, 3D1, 3D2, 3D3.

Miscellaneous: Agriculture, Energy, Waste.
Agriculture: 4B1a, 4B1b, 4B13, 4B2, 4B3, 4B4, 4B6, 4B7, 4B8, 4B9a, 4B9b, 4B9c, 4B9d, 4D1a, 4D2a, 4D2b, 4D2c, 4F, 4G.
Energy: 1B1a, 1B1b, 1B1c, 1B2ai, 1B2aiv, 1B2av, 1B2b, 1B2c, 1B3, 7A.
Waste: 6A, 6B, 6Ca, 6Cb, 6Cc, 6Cd, 6Ce, 6D.Data exclude the categories (non-man-made emissions and international aviation and maritime transports emissions): 1A3ai(i), 1A3ai(ii), 1A3di(i), 1A3di(ii), 7B, 11B, 11A, 11C.

In general, data from the Inventory submission to the UNFCCC are less detailed than data extracted from the UN-ECE EMEP Database.

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Annual emissions of air pollutants
These data are estimates of the annual volume of emissions of major air pollutants with respect to mobile and stationary sources. The details of estimation methods for emissions such as emission factors and reliability, extent of sources and pollutants included in estimations, etc., may differ from one country to another.

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Emissions of Air PollutantsContact person/organisation

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Data come from three sources:

The Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP Convention), UNECE-EMEP emissions Database, WebDab 2014, as of June 2014. When available (and complete enough), emission data officially submitted by Parties to the Secretariat of the Convention are presented. Metadata are added when expert emissions are used.
National Inventory Submissions 2014 (as of June 2014) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC, CRF tables).
Replies to the 2014 OECD Questionnaire on the State of the Environment and comments from member countries received before late August 2014.

EMEP officialhttp://www.ceip.at/emission-data-webdab/emissions-as-reported-by-parties/UNFCCChttp://unfccc.int/national_reports/annex_i_ghg_inventories/national_inventories_submissions/items/5270.php
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Bibliographic citation:
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development: Environmental Statistics (2020 Edition). UK Data Service. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5257/oecd/env/2020

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Date last updated

10th March 2021

Item coverage

This dataset provides selected information on emissions of traditional air pollutants: emission data are based upon the best available engineering estimates for a given period; they concern man-made emissions of sulphur oxides (SOx), nitrogen oxides (NOx), particulate matter, carbon monoxide (CO) and volatile organic compounds (VOC).

The share of human activities as a source in total emissions of traditional air pollutants varies depending on the type of pollutant; most SOx emissions are man-made whereas CO and NOx emissions are mainly of natural origin.

Categories presented cover the following EMEP 2009 NFR codes:

TOTAL MOBILE SOURCES
Road Transport: 1A3bi, 1A3bii, 1A3biii, 1A3biv, 1A3bv, 1A3bvi, 1A3bvii.
Other mobile sources: 1A2fii ,1A3aii(i), 1A3aii(ii), 1A3c, 1A3dii, 1A4aii, 1A4bii, 1A4cii, 1A4ciii, 1A5b.

TOTAL STATIONARY SOURCES
Power station: 1A1a.
Combustion: Industrial combustion, Other combustion.
Industrial combustion: 1A1b, 1A1c, 1A2a, 1A2b, 1A2c, 1A2d, 1A2e, 1A2fi, 1A3e.
Other combustion: 1A4ai, 1A4bi, 1A4ci, 1A5a.Industrial processes: 2A1, 2A2, 2A3, 2A4, 2A5, 2A6, 2A7a, 2A7b, 2A7c, 2A7d, 2B1, 2B2, 2B3, 2B4, 2B5a, 2B5b, 2C1, 2C2, 2C3, 2C5a, 2C5b, 2C5c, 2C5d, 2C5e, 2C5f, 2D1, 2D2, 2D3, 2E, 2F, 2G.

Solvents: 3A1, 3A2, 3A3, 3B1, 3B2, 3C, 3D1, 3D2, 3D3.

Miscellaneous: Agriculture, Energy, Waste.
Agriculture: 4B1a, 4B1b, 4B13, 4B2, 4B3, 4B4, 4B6, 4B7, 4B8, 4B9a, 4B9b, 4B9c, 4B9d, 4D1a, 4D2a, 4D2b, 4D2c, 4F, 4G.
Energy: 1B1a, 1B1b, 1B1c, 1B2ai, 1B2aiv, 1B2av, 1B2b, 1B2c, 1B3, 7A.
Waste: 6A, 6B, 6Ca, 6Cb, 6Cc, 6Cd, 6Ce, 6D.Data exclude the categories (non-man-made emissions and international aviation and maritime transports emissions): 1A3ai(i), 1A3ai(ii), 1A3di(i), 1A3di(ii), 7B, 11B, 11A, 11C.

In general, data from the Inventory submission to the UNFCCC are less detailed than data extracted from the UN-ECE EMEP Database.

EMEP NFR code details and emissions inventory methodologyhttp://www.ceip.at/emission-data-webdab/user-guide-to-webdab/
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Annual emissions of air pollutants
These data are estimates of the annual volume of emissions of major air pollutants with respect to mobile and stationary sources. The details of estimation methods for emissions such as emission factors and reliability, extent of sources and pollutants included in estimations, etc., may differ from one country to another.

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