Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions in 2012: Rhodium Group Estimates
Our understanding of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in recent years has been limited by the lack of up-to-date emissions data from most countries. To fill that gap Rhodium Group has developed an internally consistent set of national GHG emission estimates for all countries in 2012. To do so we draw from several sources: national GHG inventory data submitted to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR), the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Rhodium Group analysis. The Rhodium Group GHG dataset also provides national and global GHG emission estimates using global warming potential (GWP) values from the last four Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessment Reports.