Environment and climate change statistics for Latin America and the Caribbean

FDES - Subcomponent 3.1: Emissions to Air

Air pollution can be caused by natural as well as anthropogenic factors. The FDES focuses on the emission of pollutants from anthropogenic factors that are socioeconomic processes. Emissions to air are gaseous and particulate substances released to the atmosphere by establishments and households as a result of production, consumption and accumulation processes. The statistical description of such emissions covers their sources and the quantities emitted by substance.

The topics included are:  

  • Emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs
  • Consumption of ozone depleting substances (ODSs)
  • Emissions of other substances


Methodologies and classifications