General information, guidance and tools
- EMEP/EEA air pollutant emission inventory guidebook — 01 Jun 2010
- The EMEP/EEA air pollutant emission inventory guidebook is prepared by the UNECE/EMEP Task Force on Emissions Inventories and Projections (TFEIP) and published by EEA. The Guidebook provides a guide to European atmospheric emissions inventory methodologies and emission factors. Its purpose is to support the estimation of emissions by national experts, researchers etc from all potential sources of pollutants. The guidebook supports the national emissions reporting required under the UNECE Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution and the EU National Emission Ceilings Directive
- COPERT4 road transport emissions model — 01 Jun 2010
- COPERT 4 is a software program aimed at the calculation of air pollutant emissions from road transport. The development of COPERT has been financed by EEA, in the framework of the activities of the European Topic Centre on Air and Climate Change. Scientific research underpinning the model is supported by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC). In principle, COPERT has been developed for use by national experts to estimate emissions from road transport to be included in official annual national inventories. However, it is available and free for use in any other research, scientific and academic applications.
- CollectER emission inventory software — 01 Jun 2010
- Emission inventory software for creating and regularly updating an emissions inventory. Originally designed to assist countries to prepare emissions data and reports for international reporting obligations, the software may also be used at other scales (e.g. regional, local etc) to calculate and maintain emission inventory data.
- European Commission DG Environment - Models for analysing climate change and air pollution policies — 01 Jun 2010
- Models and tools are used to simulate the future evolution of emission-generating activities as a function of economic development, to estimate the resulting emissions, and to assess the physical and economic impacts and benefits of emission control measures on a wide range of environmental and health endpoints. This portal provided by DG Environment gives information on various models used in the European context, including information and links to GAINS, EMEP, TREMOVE, PRIMES, POLES and CAPRI.
- EU Best Available Techniques reference documents (BREFs) — 01 Jun 2010
- The BREFs are a series of reference documents covering, as far as is practicable, the industrial activities listed in Annex 1 to the EU’s IPPC Directive. They provide descriptions of a range of industrial processes and for example, their respective operating conditions and emission rates. Member States are required to take these documents into account when determining best available techniques generally or in specific cases under the Directive.
- EnvironmentTools web portal — 01 Jun 2010
- Listing over 350 green accounting tools, the Environment Tools Directory provides a free resource for users in business, Government, other organisations and the general public. The directory includes a number of tools used to estimate air emissions (air pollution and greenhouse gases).
- USEPA AP-42 compilation of air pollutant emission factors — 01 Jun 2010
- The USEPA’s compilation of emission factors for use in calculating emissions from stationary point and area sources.
- UNECE LRTAP Convention guidelines for estimating and reporting emission data (ECE/EB.AIR/97) — 01 Jun 2010
- UNECE LRTAP Convention guidelines for estimating and reporting emission data (ECE/EB.AIR/97)
- Encylopedia of the atmospheric environment — 01 Jun 2010
- A source of information on a range of atmospheric issues, including air quality, acid rain, global warming and ozone depletion.
- Greenfacts.org: scientific facts on air pollution — 01 Jun 2010
- Greenfacts provides summaries of international scientific documents on a range of environmental topics including aspects of air pollution.
For references, please go to www.eea.europa.eu/soer or scan the QR code.
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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