title, content, preface and acknowledgements.
CORINAIR is a programme to establish an inventory of emissions of air pollutants in Europe. It was initiated by the European Environment Agency Task Force and was part of the CORINE (COoRdination d'INformation Environmentale) work programme set up by the European Council of Ministers in 1985.
At the end of 1994 the EEAs European Topic Centre on Air Emissions (ETC/AEM) took over the CORINAIR programme and finalised several reports on the results of CORINAIR1990. The results of CORINAIR1990 provided the most detailed, complete, consistent and transparent European air emission inventory. This summary report 2 provides for each of the eight pollutants the contribution of individual countries to the total European emissions as well as emissions per source subsector (approximately 60), per capita and per km2 . Report 1 presents an analysis by main source sector (11) and report 3 gives an overview of the most important point sources.
In 1995 and 1996 the ETC/AEM continues to assist participating countries to report their national emissions (1994/1995) as required under international conventions and programmes (UNECE/EMEP, UN-FCCC) and based on these reports the ETC/AEM will prepare the European 1994 air emission inventory.
Table of contents
|EMISSIONS IN EUROPE IN 1990
|NATIONAL DIFFERENCES WITHIN EUROPE
A. List of source sub-sectors
CORINAIR90 is an air emission inventory for Europe for 1990, initiated by the European Council of Ministers as part of the CORINE (Coordination dInformation Environmentale) work programme. The CORINAIR system presently has been integrated in the work programme of the European Environment Agency and the work is continuing through the European Topic Centre on Air Emissions.
In the first summary report (CORINAIR90 Summary Report no. 1, final draft, 1995) an overview has been presented of the emissions of the main (11) source sectors. In this report the most important source sub-sectors (57) within the main sectors are examined in detail.
It should be noted that the data reported here from CORINAIR90 are not fully consistent with those reported in line with the IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories under the UN Framework Climate Change Convention or the EU Decision on a Monitoring Mechanism for CO2 and other greenhouse gases. CORINAIR90 data has been used by several countries as a basis for such reporting but this requires careful re-allocation and re-aggregation between reporting categories as highlighted in the IPCC Guidelines and some gaps and inconsistencies remain to be resolved between IPCC and the EEA.
It should also be noted that the data in CORINAIR90 are not fully consistent with those in CORINAIR85. For example the number of sources for NMVOC has been increased and emission factors for NOx for traffic are not consistent for the two databases. Therefore no comparisons have been made between the data for 1985 and 1990.
The results of CORINAIR90 provide the most detailed, complete, consistent and transparent European atmospheric emission inventory to date. However the results are estimates of actual emissions with significant uncertainties in some cases. Furthermore some gaps and inconsistencies remain. Comments and observations on the results presented in this draft report are welcome to assist in the longer term development of the methodology.
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe's environment.
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