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Finnish air pollutant inventory to the CLRTAP

Finland reports annually air pollutant emissions to the Secretariat of the UNECE Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP) and to the European Environment Agency EEA.

Finland reports annually air pollutant emissions to

The air pollutants covered by the present reporting guidelines of the Convention (EB.AIR/GE.1/2002/7) are: sulphur, nitrogen oxides, ammonia, non-methane volatile organic compounds, carbon monoxide, particulate matter, heavy metals (cadmium, lead, mercury, and as additional information: arsenic, chromium, copper, nickel, selenium, zinc) and persistent organic pollutants (aldrin, chlordane, chlordecone, DDT, dieldrin, endrin, heptachlor, hexachlorobenzene (HCB), mirex, toxaphene, hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH), hexabromobiphenyl, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dioxins/furans, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and as additional information: short-chained chlorinated paraffins, pentachlorophenol).

  • Air pollutant emissions are reported in the NFR tables (Nomenclature for reporting) annually by 15th February.
  • The National Inventory Report (NIR) which includes information on emission trends and emission calculation methods is published annually by 15th March.
  • Gridded emission data is reported by 1st May annually. The spatial distribution of emissions is presented by EMEP Grid (0.1 x 0.1 degree).
  • Reporting guidelines of the Convention (EMEP)


Finnish Environment Institute (Syke)