Global 2000 emissions: non-CO2-greenhouse gases now 4% higher

02-09-2005 | News item

The trend since 1995 in global emissions of methane and nitrous oxide is about 4% higher than estimated previously using a much more aggregated method. However, the uncertainty in the emissions remains large. This was concluded from a new dataset compiled by the EDGAR consortium with global emissions in 2000 of greenhouse gases and air pollutants. The EDGAR consortium consists of the Climate Change Units of MNP and Joint Research Centre (JRC-IES) of the European Commission in Ispra (I) and the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry (MPIC) in Mainz (D).