Reliable sources of agricultural emission data:

  • EDGAR: The Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR) provides historical anthropogenic GHG emissions and other air pollutants at the global level, separated by country and spatial grid.
  • FAO-STAT: the FAO-STAT database provides historical GHG emissions (1961-present) from agriculture and land use by country, regions, and special groups (e.g., least developed countries). GHG emissions are estimated using the Tier 1 IPCC 2006 Guidelines for National GHG Inventories).
  • CAIT: The Climate Analysis Indicators Tool (CAIT) provides GHG emissions data from multiple economic sectors, including agriculture, for 186 countries. CAIT allows analysis of historical and projected future emissions. CAIT estimates rely on data provided by FAO-Stat. CAIT is in the process to migrate to the Climate Watch platform, which includes new features for accessing and visualizing emissions data and national and global progress on climate change commitments.
  • Greenhouse Gas Emission and Removal Estimating System (SEEG): The SEEG is an initiative of the Climate Observatory that includes the production of annual estimates of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Brazil, India, and Peru. For Brazil, it contains analytical documents on the evolution of emissions at the national and subnational level from 1970 to 2018 as well as a web portal to provide simple and clear system methods and data. The SEEG platform is developed based on national inventories and census following the 2006 IPCC Guidelines (Azevedo et al., 2018).