Information System for Greenhouse Gases in Slovakia
   
 
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Background information
Climate change, caused by increasing anthropogenic emission of greenhouse gases, represents the most serious environmental issue in the history of humankind. The most important anthropogenic greenhouse gases are carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and nitrous oxide (N2O). Other greenhouse gases included in GHGs inventory are halogenated hydrocarbons (PFCs, HFCs) and SF6, which are not controlled by the Montreal Protocol. Photochemical active gases such as carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and non-methane volatile organic hydrocarbons (NM VOCs) are not greenhouse gases, but they contribute indirectly to the greenhouse effect in the atmosphere. These have generally referred to as ozone precursors because they affect the creation and destruction of ozone in the troposphere. Precursors of sulphates - sulphur dioxide (SO2) and aerosol - reduce the greenhouse effect. More...

IPCC 1996 Category

IPCC 1996 Category: Sectors/Totals
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Legend:  IE = Included Elsewhere,  NA = Not Applicable,  NE = Not Estimated,  NO = Not Occurring