Analysis of Emission of Greenhouse Gases from Road Transport in Poland between 1990 and 2017

Katarzyna Bebkiewicz , Zdzisław Chłopek , Jakub Lasocki , Krystian Szczepański , Zimakowska-Laskowska Magdalena


The paper provides the results of the inventory of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from road transport in Poland over the period 1990–2017. To estimate GHGs’ emission from road transport, a standardized methodology was applied, consistent with 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories and EEA/EMEP Emission Inventory Guidebook 2019, as well as the COPERT 5 software. In the analysis, emissions of fossil carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide were taken into account. Emissions of all considered GHGs were converted to equivalent carbon dioxide. Throughout the subsequent years of emission inventory, emissions of all GHGs revealed an increasing trend, except for methane. The main cause underlying this increase is the dynamic development of motorization in Poland. Thus, GHGs’ emissions were analyzed, taking into account the number of road vehicles and the intensity of their use. An increase in the average specific distance emission was found for fossil carbon dioxide (by ca. 5%) and for nitrous oxide (by ca. 10%), while for methane, there was a decrease (by more than 150%). The GHGs’ emissions from road transport in Poland could be significantly lower if more emphasis was placed on the use of fuels from renewable energy sources.
Author Katarzyna Bebkiewicz - [Instytut Ochrony Srodowiska, Warszawa]
Katarzyna Bebkiewicz,,
, Zdzisław Chłopek (FACME / IAE)
Zdzisław Chłopek,,
- Institute of Automotive Engineering
, Jakub Lasocki (FACME / IV)
Jakub Lasocki,,
- Institute of Vehicles
, Krystian Szczepański - [Instytut Ochrony Środowiska - Państwowy Instytut Badawczy]
Krystian Szczepański,,
- Instytut Ochrony Środowiska - Państwowy Instytut Badawczy
, Zimakowska-Laskowska Magdalena
Zimakowska-Laskowska Magdalena,,
Journal seriesAtmosphere, ISSN 2073-4433
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets0.6
Keywords in Polishemisja zanieczyszczeń, inwentaryzacja emisji, gazy cieplarniane, pojazdy samochodowe, transport drogowy
Keywords in Englishpollutant emission, emission inventory, greenhouse gases, motor vehicles, road transport
ASJC Classification1902 Atmospheric Science; 2301 Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)70
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 70.0, 18-08-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 1; GS Citations = 1.0; WoS Citations = 1; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.855; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 2.046 (2) - 2018=2.253 (5)
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