Articles | Volume 8, issue 2
09 Nov 2016
 | 09 Nov 2016

The PRIMAP-hist national historical emissions time series

Johannes Gütschow, M. Louise Jeffery, Robert Gieseke, Ronja Gebel, David Stevens, Mario Krapp, and Marcia Rocha


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This paper provides the methodology for the creation of historical country-resolved time series of greenhouse gas emissions from different datasets which are individually incomplete in terms of years, gases, and/or countries. The combination of datasets is carried out using the PRIMAP model ( The resulting time series can be viewed interactively on It will be used for climate policy analysis, e.g. the historical responsibility for climate change.