This report was prepared by the European Environment Agency's European Topic Centre for Air and Climate Change (ETC/ACC). The lead author was Kati Huttunen. Other authors, in alphabetical order, Bernd Gugele, Michael Gager, and Manfred Ritter. The EEA project manager was Andreas Barkman.
Annual European Community CLRTAP emission inventory 1990-2002
This report is the annual European Community CLRTAP emission inventory presenting the European Community air pollution data from the years 1990 to 2002. The report only covers the EU Member States before 1 May 2004 (EU15) because the formal reporting deadline to the LRTAP Convention was 15 February 2004. Due to data gaps, European totals were estimated for NOx, CO, NMVOCs, SOx and NH3 only. The figure and table below show the emission trends for NOx, CO, NMVOCs and SOx between 1990 and 2002, and for NH3 for 1990 and 1995-2000. The greatest reductions in absolute terms were in CO emissions (22191 Gg), followed by SOx (10803 Gg), NMVOCs (6251 Gg) and NOx (4093 Gg). The NH3 emissions remained nearly stable (a reduction of 380 Gg) between 1990 and 2000.