Title: Part III: Greenhouse-Gas Emissions
Publisher: International Energy Agency
Publication Year: 2011
JRC N°: JRC67519
ISBN: 978-92-64-10283
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC67519
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: The information in Part III has been provided by PBL- JRC based on the EDGAR 4.2 FT2008 database as part of and in cooperation with the Global Exchange and Interactions Activity (GEIA) of IGBP and the ACCENT Network of Excellence.Country data have been provided for 1990, 2000, 2005 and 2008. Moving from the EDGAR 4.1 to the EDGAR 4.2 FT2008 database has resulted in revisions of greenhouse-gas estimates for some source categories. However, in most cases there were only small changes in the global total. Global total emissions per gas have changed little, except for total CO2 which increased in 2005 by 1% mainly due to the addition of peat decomposition in drained peatlands as a new source. Emission trends for gases and sources are provided in this discussion through 2008. CO2 emissions from fuel combustion constitute the majority of anthropogenic greenhouse-gas emissions. However, comprehensive analysis of emissions and emission trends considers other sources of CO2 as well as other gases. To complement work regarding the emissions of CO2 from fuel combustion, the IEA elected to include the EDGAR data on other CO2 sources and on five other greenhouse gases; CH4, N2O and the fluorinated gases (or “F-gases”) HFCs, PFCs and SF6. These gases are addressed by the Kyoto Protocol. When considering comparative shares and trends in greenhouse-gas emissions, data on gases and sources other than CO2 from fuel combustion are much more uncertain. Country-specific estimates of CO2 from biomass burning and F-gas emissions are particularly difficult to ascertain.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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