Danish emissions to the atmosphere 2002
The National Environmental Research Institute, NERI, has updated data on emissions to the air up to 2002. The NERI website presents information on emissions to the air of greenhouse gases (CO2 , CH4, N2O, HFC’s, PFC’s, SF6), acidifying gases (SO2, NOx , NH3) and other air pollutants (CO, NMVOC, As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Hg, Ni, Pb, Se, Zn, PAH’s). The website also includes information on the emission factors applied, and gives links to official reports under the Convention on Climate Change and the Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution.
From the inventories appears that emissions of greenhouse gases in 2002 remain largely unchanged as compared to 1990, the Kyoto Protocol base year. Under the Kyoto Protocol, emissions must be reduced by 21 percent in 2008-2012 – either by reducing domestic emissions, or by applying the Flexible Mechanisms provided for in the Kyoto Protocol.
Measures to reduce emissions of SO2 have been so effective that emissions have fallen by 94 percent in the period 1980-2002, and that, as a result of these efforts – sulphur dioxide amounts to only 7 per cent of the overall emissions of acidifying gases. Nitrogen oxides (NOx) (39 percent) and ammonia (54 percent) make up the rest.
Jytte Boll Illerup, National Environmental Research Institute. Phone: +45 8920 1289. E-mail: email@example.com
See the updated emission inventory on the NERI website: http://www.dmu.dk/1_Viden/2_Miljoe-tilstand/3_luft/4_ADAEI/default_en.asp
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