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National Atmospheric Emission Inventory and Greenhouse Gas Inventory (2003-2008) - AQ0712

This project will deliver state-of-the-art air emissions inventories (of both air quality pollutants and greenhouse gases) for official UK reporting, national policy development and public information.

The UK has an international statutory obligation to report specific air emissions inventory data to a required format and level of transparency. The data has to conform to well defined quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) requirements and must be reported in a timely manner.

The UK air emissions inventory (this project) must also provide air emissions data of sufficient detail and transparency for use in important UK assessment, policy and public information functions performed or supported by Defra including:

• Local Authority review and assessment,
• UK air pollution climate mapping,
• Acid deposition mapping
• Policy evaluation and formulation
• Expert groups on Air Quality
• Responding to specific questions from the public
• Annual national statistical reporting
• Responding to Parliamentary Questions

This project will ensure that the inventory is continuously developed so that its overall quality is maintained and improved. This project will ensure the provision of robust information and support essential for a large number of important local, national and international decisions affecting both UK and Regional Air Quality and Climate as well as the UK’s economic prosperity.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2003

To: 2008

Cost: £3,215,585
Contractor / Funded Organisations
AEA Energy & Environment
Air Pollution              
Environmental Protection              
Fields of Study
Air Quality