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LinneaEnglund94 Jan 13, 2020 03:23 PM
I'm a master student in Economics at Stockholm School of Economics, currently in the early stages of writing my master thesis. I am contacting you at the EEA as I hope that possibly you could help me with some GHG emission data for my research.

I am planning to quantitatively analyse the effects of quantitative easing (specifically the corporate bond purchasing programmes) on green-house gas emissions in the euro-area. However, my issue is that I can only find data on the EEA website (or through Eurostat) on GHG emissions up to 2017 when searching online. I would really need all data on GHG recored up until now (through 2019) to be able to carry out my analysis, and I would most probably need observations per month or at least quarterly. Is there any chance this data could be made available to me by the EEA for research purposes? Could you possibly direct me to the right person within the EEA to contact regarding this matter?

Many thanks, Linnea
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EEA Jan 16, 2020 09:25 AM
Dear Ms. Linnea Englund D.,

Thank you for contacting the European Environment Agency (EEA).

The data for 2017 is the latest data available. The parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), report annually on greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories for the years between 1990 and the current calendar year (t) i.e. 2019 minus two (t-2) i.e. 2017, for emissions and removals within the area covered (i.e. emissions taking place within its territory).

There are proxy greenhouse gas emission estimates for the year (t-1) i.e. 2018 and greenhouse gas emission projections available that might be useful for the analysis. Please see:

- https://www.eea.europa.eu/d[…]-greenhouse-gas-emissions-1
- https://www.eea.europa.eu/[…]/greenhouse-gas-emission-projections-for-6

We wish you all the best with your master.

With kind regards,
EEA Enquiry Service