Articles | Volume 21, issue 16
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 12739–12755, 2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 12739–12755, 2021
Research article
27 Aug 2021
Research article | 27 Aug 2021

Evidence of a recent decline in UK emissions of hydrofluorocarbons determined by the InTEM inverse model and atmospheric measurements

Alistair J. Manning et al.

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This paper estimates UK emissions of important greenhouse gases (hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)) using high-quality atmospheric observations and atmospheric modelling. We compare these estimates with those submitted by the UK to the United Nations. We conclude that global concentrations of these gases are still increasing. Our estimates for the UK are 73 % of those reported and that the UK emissions are now falling, demonstrating an impact of UK government policy.
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