Articles | Volume 16, issue 1
Review article
11 Jan 2024
Review article |  | 11 Jan 2024

Greenhouse gas emissions and their trends over the last 3 decades across Africa

Mounia Mostefaoui, Philippe Ciais, Matthew J. McGrath, Philippe Peylin, Prabir K. Patra, and Yolandi Ernst


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on essd-2023-186', Anonymous Referee #1, 19 Jul 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Mounia Mostefaoui, 03 Sep 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on essd-2023-186', Chris Jones, 01 Aug 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC2', Mounia Mostefaoui, 03 Sep 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Mounia Mostefaoui on behalf of the Authors (23 Oct 2023)
EF by Sarah Buchmann (01 Nov 2023)  Manuscript   Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Supplement 
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (07 Nov 2023) by Francesco N. Tubiello
AR by Mounia Mostefaoui on behalf of the Authors (12 Nov 2023)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
Our aim is to assess African anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions and removals by using different data products, including inventories and process-based models, and to compare their relative merits with inversion data coming from satellites. We show a good match among the various estimates in terms of overall trends at a regional level and on a decadal basis, but large differences exist even among similar data types, which is a limit to the possibility of verification of country-reported data.
Final-revised paper