Advances in Earth Science ›› 2008, Vol. 23 ›› Issue (1): 47-54. doi: 10.11867/j.issn.1001-8166.2008.01.0047

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Review of the International Main Greenhouse Gases Emission Databases

Qu Jiansheng1,2Zeng Jingjing1Zhang Zhiqiang1   

  1. 1. Lanzhou Branch of National Science Library, Scientific Information Center for Resources and Environment, CAS, Lanzhou 730000, China; 2. MOE Key Laboratory of Western  Environmental Systems, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, China
  • Received:2007-11-30 Revised:2007-12-20 Online:2008-01-15 Published:2008-01-10

Qu Jiansheng,Zeng Jingjing,Zhang Zhiqiang. Review of the International Main Greenhouse Gases Emission Databases[J]. Advances in Earth Science, 2008, 23(1): 47-54.

Greenhouse gases(GHG) emission databases are the basis for the assessment of the greenhouse gases emission and the obligation negotiation of mitigation of greenhouse gases emission. Based on our survey of the global greenhouse gases databases worldwide, some primary organizations that built the important referenced databases were investigated. They are US Energy Information Administration, World Resource Institute, Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, UNFCCC, and International Energy Agency of OECD. The situations of the five organizations, the characters of their databases as well as their usability and difference were compared and studied. Some related questions, such as why it is important to increase the reality and coverage, what the limitation of the current databases is, etc, ware discussed at the end of this paper. Some suggestions were provided finally.

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