DATASET

EDGAR_emissions_urban_areas

Collection: EDGAR : Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research 

Description

To aid the understanding of how urbanisation has influenced anthropogenic CO2 and air pollutant emissions across all world regions, we make use of the latest developments of the Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research. In this study, we systematically analyse over 5 decades of emissions from different types of human settlements (from urban centres to rural areas) for different sectors in all countries. Our analysis shows that by 2015, urban centres were the source of a third of global anthropogenic greenhouse gases and most of the air pollutant emissions. The high levels of both population and emissions in urban centres therefore call for focused urban mitigation efforts.

Contact

Email
jrc-edgar (at) ec.europa.eu

Contributors

How to cite

Crippa, Monica; Melchiorri, Michele; Fuentes Hutfilter, Andreas; Guizzardi, Diego; Pisoni, Enrico; Solazzo, Efisio; Guion, Antoine; Muntean, Marilena; Florczyk, Aneta; Schiavina, Marcello (2021): EDGAR_emissions_urban_areas. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/c0c49cd7-4a80-4a94-8c34-375289c12b2d

Keywords

air pollutants greenhouse gas mitigation inventory urban emissions

Data access

EDGAR Global Emissions in Urban Areas timeseries
URL 
  • 1970-1990-2005-2015 Emissions per sector, country and settlement area type are provided for CH4, CO, CO2, NH3, NOx, PM10, SO2

Publications

Publication
Global anthropogenic emissions in urban areas: patterns, trends, and challenges
Monica Crippa et al 2021 Environ. Res. Lett. 16 074033

Geographic areas

World

Spatial coverage

Type Value
WKT
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
Created date
2021-10-04
Modified date
2021-10-21
Issued date
2021
Landing page
https://edgar.jrc.ec.europa.eu/urban 
Language(s)
English
Data theme(s)
Environment, Science and technology
Update frequency
irregular
Identifier
http://data.europa.eu/89h/c0c49cd7-4a80-4a94-8c34-375289c12b2d
Popularity