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rdubbeldeman Jul 03, 2019 01:18 PM
Dear EEA,

I have an information request.
Could you please tell me what would be the correct EU ESD emissions for the year 2016. I found two different numbers on the EEA website on pages that have been updated around the same time.
The first source :
• ETS, ESD, LULUCF and aviation emission trends and projections, 1990-2035 (Last modified 30 Nov 2018)[…]viation-1#tab-based-on-data
• Displayed ESD emissions 2016: 2.540,71 mt
The second source:
• Greenhouse gas emissions under the Effort Sharing Decision (ESD) last modified 23 Nov 2019
• Displayed ESD emissions 2016: 2.554,99 mt
Both source seem to be updated fairly recently. So I would very much appreciate it if you could explain the difference and tell me what would be the correct ESD emission data for the EU.
Also, could you tell me when the ESD emission for the year 2017 will be known and published (not the proxy)?
Thank you in advance.
Best regards,
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EEA Jul 15, 2019 08:14 AM
Dear Ms. Renee Dubbeldeman,

Thank you for contacting the European Environment Agency (EEA).
Your enquiry has been forwarded to our relevant experts. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Thank you for your patience.

With kind regards,
EEA Enquiry Service
EEA Jul 15, 2019 03:25 PM
Dear Ms. Renee Dubbeldeman,

Thank you very much for your enquiry.

The latest ESD emissions for 2016 are 2.554,99 Mt.

The latest version of the corresponding chart can be found here:[…]/assessment-2.

The 2017 ESD data in this graph are not yet taking into account the changes following the ESD review 2019. The new ESD dataset will be published at the end of October together with the update of the annual EEA report 'Trends and projections – Tracking progress towards Europe’s climate and energy targets'. You may find the updated dataset including reviewed 2017 data and proxy data for 2018 here:

Apologies for the confusion, outdated data and charts are normally highlighted on the EEA website, e.g. here:[…]/assessment-1.

We do hope that you may find this information useful.

With kind regards,
EEA Enquiry Service