2020 UNECE Task Force on Emission Inventories and Projections

The annual meeting of the  Task Force on Emission Inventories and Projections) in the frame of UNECE Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution  was held remotely on 11-14th May 2020 due to restrictions in place in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The meeting was well attended with attendance peaking at over 140 people. At the meeting our Technical Director co-chaired the Combustion & Industry Expert Panel and gave a presentation, in the panel, summarizing the results of EU Horizon 2020 ClairCity project.

The TFEIP supports Parties in the reporting of official air pollutant emissions and projections data to the Convention.  It also provides a technical forum and expert network to identify emission factors, establish methodologies for the estimation of emissions, and identify problems related to data reporting.  

A Black Carbon Working Group is one of the priority actions in the TFEIP Work Plan 2020-21. Expected outcomes of the work include checking and defining the current methodologies, identifying possible gaps and improvement needs, and harmonizing the current presentation of methods in the EMEP/EEA Guidebook. The results can be used to support inclusion of black carbon in a revised Gothenburg Protocol. Our technical director contributed to the task working to analyze the original references behind the Guidebook emission factors.