- What are the databases produced during the project?
What are the databases produced during the project?
One of the key steps of the project is the development of a national emission factor database to support organizations from each country in defining and implementing their approach to carbon accountability. Thus, 5 national databases containing at least 300 emission factors have been created, including 150 EF for specific countries. Emission factors are the base of any calculation method, so it is important to use standardized values at national level.
The available EF databases focus on the emissions from the main sectors (energy, refrigerants, freight and passenger transport, waste treatment and purchase of goods such as agricultural products, chemicals, glass, cardboard, metals).
The main areas identified for national databases follow a methodological structure of the report to ensure uniformity between the databases.
Process name: a descriptive name for the activity. It must be unique and consistent during the project. You can use the synonymous field to record any other names by which the process is known.
Clim’Foot ID: a number composed by two capital letter that define the country and five number.
If you use data protected by copyright, you have to declare it.
Technical description: a short description of the process. Among the activity description, you have to precise some data quality: the technological representativeness (TeR), the time representativeness (TiR) and the geographical representativeness (GeR) which are data quality level to assess the representatives of the technology used.
Data quality statement: other informations which might indicate weakness in data quality or difficulties in use or interpretation of the data.
Elementary flows: the greenhouse gases covered by the Kyoto Protocol. All GHG emitted are multiplied by their Global Warming Potential in order to express all gases in the same unit, that is the characterization flows.
The 5 national databases are available for daownload here!
You can also download the 5 databases in section 5 Practical cases, during the Clim'Foot project:
- Practical case for Hungary
- Practical case for Greece
- Practical case for Italy
- Practical case for Croatia
- Practical case for France
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