What is SEEG

The System Study Greenhouse Gas Emissions Estimates (SEEG) is a Climate Observatory initiative comprising the production of annual estimates of emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) in Brazil, analytical documents on the evolution of emissions and Web portal providing simple and clear methods and data generated in the system.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Estimates are generated according to the guidelines of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), based on data from Brazilian Inventories of Anthropogenic Emissions and Removals of Greenhouse Gases, prepared by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI), and data obtained from government reports, institutes, research centers, industry organizations and nongovernmental organizations.

They cover are evaluated every five sectors that are sources of emissions – Agriculture, Energy, Land Use Change, Industrial Processes and Waste. The data made available in 2015 are a series covering the period from 1970 to 2014, except for the Land Use Change sector that has the series 1990 to 2014. The period prior to 1990 is not covered by the emission inventories. The SEEG data are also presented iallocated in the 27 Brazilian states.

The SEEG consider all greenhouse gases contained in the national inventory as CO2, CH4, N2O and CFCs and data are also available in carbon equivalent (CO2e), both in GWP metric (global warming potential) and GTP (global temperature change potential).

The data include emissions and removals bunker (emissions per Maritmo and international air transport).

All SEEG data are available on digital platform where you can query the data directly, as well as get downloaded the complete database, with more than 2 million records, already prepared for dynamic queries.

The online platform provide also access to infographics on emissions in each sector and State, methodological notes that explain in detail how the estimation is produced and a assessmento of the quality of the data.

From 2014 SEEG began to be adopted in other countries. The first SEEG implemented outside Brazil was Peru. The Global SEEG can be accessed through the following address: http://seeg.global.