Articles | Volume 13, issue 11
Data description paper
10 Nov 2021
Data description paper |  | 10 Nov 2021

A comprehensive and synthetic dataset for global, regional, and national greenhouse gas emissions by sector 1970–2018 with an extension to 2019

Jan C. Minx, William F. Lamb, Robbie M. Andrew, Josep G. Canadell, Monica Crippa, Niklas Döbbeling, Piers M. Forster, Diego Guizzardi, Jos Olivier, Glen P. Peters, Julia Pongratz, Andy Reisinger, Matthew Rigby, Marielle Saunois, Steven J. Smith, Efisio Solazzo, and Hanqin Tian


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on essd-2021-228', Anonymous Referee #1, 23 Aug 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on essd-2021-228', Anonymous Referee #2, 13 Sep 2021
  • EC1: 'Comment on essd-2021-228', David Carlson, 24 Sep 2021
  • AC1: 'Comment on essd-2021-228', William F. Lamb, 04 Oct 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by William F. Lamb on behalf of the Authors (04 Oct 2021)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (05 Oct 2021) by David Carlson
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (05 Oct 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (05 Oct 2021)
EF by Sarah Buchmann (06 Oct 2021)  Author's tracked changes 
ED: Publish as is (08 Oct 2021) by David Carlson
AR by William F. Lamb on behalf of the Authors (18 Oct 2021)  Manuscript 
Short summary
We provide a synthetic dataset on anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for 1970–2018 with a fast-track extension to 2019. We show that GHG emissions continued to rise across all gases and sectors. Annual average GHG emissions growth slowed, but absolute decadal increases have never been higher in human history. We identify a number of data gaps and data quality issues in global inventories and highlight their importance for monitoring progress towards international climate goals.
Final-revised paper