Articles | Volume 13, issue 5
Review article
28 May 2021
Review article |  | 28 May 2021

The consolidated European synthesis of CO2 emissions and removals for the European Union and United Kingdom: 1990–2018

Ana Maria Roxana Petrescu, Matthew J. McGrath, Robbie M. Andrew, Philippe Peylin, Glen P. Peters, Philippe Ciais, Gregoire Broquet, Francesco N. Tubiello, Christoph Gerbig, Julia Pongratz, Greet Janssens-Maenhout, Giacomo Grassi, Gert-Jan Nabuurs, Pierre Regnier, Ronny Lauerwald, Matthias Kuhnert, Juraj Balkovič, Mart-Jan Schelhaas, Hugo A. C. Denier van der Gon, Efisio Solazzo, Chunjing Qiu, Roberto Pilli, Igor B. Konovalov, Richard A. Houghton, Dirk Günther, Lucia Perugini, Monica Crippa, Raphael Ganzenmüller, Ingrid T. Luijkx, Pete Smith, Saqr Munassar, Rona L. Thompson, Giulia Conchedda, Guillaume Monteil, Marko Scholze, Ute Karstens, Patrick Brockmann, and Albertus Johannes Dolman

Data sets

The consolidated European synthesis of CO2 emissions and removals for EU27 and UK: 1990-2018 A. M. R. Petrescu, M. J. McGrath, R. M. Andrew, P. Peylin, G. P. Peters, P. Ciais, G. Broquet, F. N. Tubiello, C. Gerbig, J. Pongratz, G. Janssens-Maenhout, G. Grassi, G. J. Nabuurs, P. Regnier, R. Lauerwald, M. Kuhnert, J. Balkovič, M. J. Schelhaas, H. A. C. Denier van der Gon, E. Solazzo, C. Qiu, R. Pilli, I. B. Konovalov, R. A. Houghton, D. Günther, L. Perugini, M. Crippa, R. Ganzenmüller, I. T. Luijkx, P. Smith, S. Munassar, R. L. Thompson, G. Conchedda, G. Monteil, M. Scholze, U. Karstens, P. Brockmann, and A. J. Dolman

Short summary
This study is topical and provides a state-of-the-art scientific overview of data availability from bottom-up and top-down CO2 fossil emissions and CO2 land fluxes in the EU27+UK. The data integrate recent emission inventories with ecosystem data, land carbon models and regional/global inversions for the European domain, aiming at reconciling CO2 estimates with official country-level UNFCCC national GHG inventories in support to policy and facilitating real-time verification procedures.
Final-revised paper