EDGAR v5.0 Global Air Pollutant Emissions

Collection: EDGAR : Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research 


EDGARv5.0 provides emissions not only for the greenhouse gases per sector and country but also for the air pollutants: - Ozone precursor gases: Carbon Monoxide (CO), Nitrogen Oxides (NOx), Non-Methane Volatile Organic Compounds (NMVOC) and Methane (CH4). - Acidifying gases: Ammonia (NH3), Nitrogen oxides (NOx) and Sulfur Dioxide (SO2). - Primary particulates: Fine Particulate Matter (PM10 and PM2.5 and Carbonaceous speciation (BC, OC).

Emissions from large scale biomass burning with Savannah burning, forest fires, and sources and sinks from land-use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) are excluded.

For the energy related sectors the activity data are mainly based on the energy balance statistics of IEA (2017) (Internet:, whereas the activity data for the agricultural sectors originate mainly from FAO (2018) (Internet: Additional information can be found in Crippa et al. (2019).

Novelties compared to previous EDGAR release (EDGARv4.3.2 (Crippa et al., 2018)) are: - new temporal profiles to compute monthly and hourly emissions (Crippa et al., 2020, in press), - new spatial proxies to distribute population-related emissions based on the Global Human Settlements Layer product (Pesaresi et al., 2019), - updates in the technologies, emission factors and end-of-pipe reductions for the power generation sector (for Europe, China and USA) based on the Platts 2018 database, and the implementation of the regulation taking place in these regions, - updates in the technologies, emission factors and end-of-pipe reductions for the road transport sector (for Europe only). These updates are based on the EMISIA 2018 data, -Estimates of particulate matter emissions from road surface wear and road vehicle tyre and break wear based on the EMEP/EEA guidebook 2019 Tier 1 approach (


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  • Gabriel Oreggioni
  • Monica Crippa
  • Diego Guizzardi
  • Marilena Muntean
  • Edwin Schaaf

How to cite

Gabriel Oreggioni; Crippa, Monica; Guizzardi, Diego; Muntean, Marilena; Schaaf, Edwin (2019): EDGAR v5.0 Global Air Pollutant Emissions. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:


inventory air pollutants emissions monthly

Data access

EDGARv5.0_AP: air pollutants emissions gridmaps
EDGARv5.0_AP: air pollutants emissions timeseries

Geographic areas


Spatial coverage

Type Value
POLYGON((-180 89.9,179.9 89.9,179.9 -90,-180 -90,-180 89.9))

Temporal coverage

From date To date
1970 2015

Additional information

Published by
European Commission, Joint Research Centre
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Environment, Science and technology
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