International Institutions and Bodies
The UNECE Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP Convention)
The objective of the LRTAP Convention is to limit and, as far as possible, gradually reduce and prevent air pollution including long-range transboundary air pollution. The Convention's activities are supported by the work of a number of intergovernmental bodies, expert groups and scientific centres.
EMEP (European Monitoring and Evaluation Programme)
EMEP is the co-operative programme for monitoring and evaluation of the long range transmission of air pollutants in Europe. It is a scientifically based and policy driven programme under the UNECE Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution. EMEP's activities are supported through the work of a number of EMEP centres and task forces, including the TFEIP.
Centre on Emission Inventories and Projections - CEIP (EMEP)
Established under the UNECE LRTAP Convention, CEIP collects emissions and projections data of acidifying air pollutants, heavy metals, particulate matter and photochemical oxidants reported by Parties, and prepares data sets as input for EMEP air quality modelling activities.
European Environment Agency
The European Environment Agency (EEA) is an agency of the European Union but with a wider group of member countries than the EU alone (currently 33 member countries and 6 West Balkan cooperating countries). With its task of providing independent information on the environment, EEA is a major information source for those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy, as well as the general public. EEA supports a number of activities supporting the work of the TFEIP, including publishing of the EMEP/EEA Guidebook and co-chairing the TFEIP.
European Commission DG Environment - Air
A main role of the European Commission's Environment Directorate-General (DG) is to initiate and define new EU environmental legislation and to ensure that agreed measures are put into practice in the EU Member States.
Emission Inventory Guidance and Tools
EMEP/EEA Air Pollutant Emission Inventory Guidebook
Guidance on estimating emissions from natural and anthropogenic sources.
COPERT5 is a free software model allowing calculation of air pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions from the road transport sector.
A series of reference documents providing information on industrial activities covered by the EU's IPPC Directive.
US-EPA AP-42 emission inventory factors
The US-EPA's compilation of emission inventory factors for estimating emissions from stationary, point and area sources
Air Pollutant Emission Factor Library
Hosted by Finland, a collection of emission factors from international guidance including the EMEP/EEA Guidebook, international organisations' guidance, published studies, research and the literature.