Introduction

 

Department of Environmental Science (ENVS), Aarhus University prepares the Danish atmospheric emission inventories and reports to the international conventions UNECE Convention on Long Range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP), the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Kyoto Protocol (KP). The international conventions deal with regional and global air pollution effects and this outline covers the pollutants reported to these conventions. The greenhouse gas emissions are also reported to EUs Monitoring Mechanism (EU MM) because EU - as well as its member states - is a party to the Climate Convention.

Reported pollutants and deadlines for reporting of emission:

Reporting Deadline  Pollutants 
EU MM 

January 15 (temporary)

March 15 (final) 

CO2, CH4, N2O, SO2
NOx, CO, NMVOC, 
HFCs, PFCs, SF6 
UNECE-CLRTAP February 15 SO2, NOx, CO, NMVOC,
NH3, PM, As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Hg,
Ni, Pb, Se, Zn, Dioxins, PAH, HCB
UNFCCC and KP April 15 CO2, CH4, N2O, 
SO2, NOx, CO, NMVOC, 
HFCs, PFCs, SF6

 

The official Danish reports to UNECE, EU and UNFCCC are available at EIONET (European Environment Information and Observation Network).