This document contains the second edition of the Emission Inventory Guidebook prepared by the UNECE/EMEP Task Force on Emissions Inventories and Projections.

The Guidebook is designed to provide a comprehensive guide to the state-of-the-art of atmospheric emissions inventory methodology for each of the emission-generating activities listed in the current versions of the Selected Nomenclature for Air Pollution (SNAP97).

Chapters which are NEW or which have been REVISED since the 1st edition can be identified by the publication date of 1st September 1999.

You are invited to use/review the document and provide comments and/or additional material either to the European Environment Agency in writing or by participating in the Task Force meetings and work of the Task Force.

You may use this Guidebook as source material for emission inventory compilation. If you do so, you should cite the source as ‘Joint EMEP/CORINAIR Atmospheric Emission Inventory Guidebook, Second Edition. Copenhagen: European Environment Agency, 1999’. However, you should use the Guidebook with caution and check emission factors against any more specific information available in your country.

Finally, I would like to thank:

  • the panel leaders and their panel members for their work in preparing, reviewing and updating the many chapters of the Guidebook,
  • André Jol and Gitte Rüsz Hansen of the Agency for their enthusiastic assistance in correcting and formatting this second edition,
  • Mike Woodfield and Gordon McInnes for their encouragement and leadership as Chairmen during the second phase of the Task Force.

Stephen Richardson
Task Force Secretary & Editor of the Guidebook (1996 —)
August 1999


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