Estimating CO2emissions for 108000 European cities

Daniel Moran, Peter Paul Pichler, Heran Zheng, Helene Muri, Jan Klenner, Diogo Kramel, Johannes Többen, Helga Weisz, Thomas Wiedmann, Annemie Wyckmans, Anders Hammer Strømman, Kevin R. Gurney

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

13 Scopus citations


City-level CO2 emissions inventories are foundational for supporting the EU's decarbonization goals. Inventories are essential for priority setting and for estimating impacts from the decarbonization transition. Here we present a new CO2 emissions inventory for all 116572 municipal and local-government units in Europe, containing 108000 cities at the smallest scale used. The inventory spatially disaggregates the national reported emissions, using nine spatialization methods to distribute the 167 line items detailed in the National Inventory Reports (NIRs) using the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) Common Reporting Framework (CRF). The novel contribution of this model is that results are provided per administrative jurisdiction at multiple administrative levels, following the region boundaries defined OpenStreetMap, using a new spatialization approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)845-864
Number of pages20
JournalEarth System Science Data
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 23 2022
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


Dive into the research topics of 'Estimating CO2emissions for 108000 European cities'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this