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The Forum Air Pollutant Emissions Inventory Preparation Manual

November 2012, Version 5 available now to download from here.


The Forum Emissions Manual and its associated software (an Excel-based workbook) were developed with the help of regional air pollutant emissions experts from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe. The purpose of the Manual is to provide a simplified and user-friendly framework for emissions inventory preparation that is suitable for use in different developing and rapidly industrialising countries and which is compatible with other major international emissions inventory initiatives.









An Excel workbook has been prepared as a companion to this Manual for use as an aid and tool in preparing emissions inventories. 

The workbook consists of worksheets grouped by emission source sectors, sub-sectors or categories. The user can move from one part of the workbook to another with the aid of a series of menus.

The Forum manual was developed during a project jointly funded by the BOC Foundation (in the UK), the US Environment Protection Agency (US-EPA) and Sida (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency), as part of its Regional Air Pollution in Developing Countries (RAPIDC) programme. The manual and workbook can be downloaded via this page: Forum Manual Download

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