Air Pollutant Emissions Inventory: overview
Canada’s Air Pollutant Emission Inventory (APEI) is a comprehensive inventory of air pollutants at the national, provincial and territorial level. The APEI compiles emissions of 17 air pollutants contributing to smog, acid rain and poor air quality since 1990.
Overall, Canadian emissions of 14 air pollutants (sulphur oxides, nitrogen oxides, cadmium, lead, mercury, fine particular matter, dioxins and furans, four types of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, volatile organic compounds, carbon monoxide and hexachlorobenzene) have declined steadily since 1990, and emissions of three air pollutants (ammonia, total particulate matter and coarse particulate matter) have increased. See APEI Inventory Data (Open Data).
Learn more about Canada's air pollutant emissions:
- Air Pollutant Emission Inventory Report 1990-2015: Find out about Canadian air pollutant emissions and trends.
- Air Pollutant Emission Inventory Data: Access emission data of key air pollutants
- Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators: This indicator, which tracks the progress of the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy, reflects the latest air pollutant emissions information.
- National Pollutant Release Inventory: The National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) is a legally mandated, publically accessible inventory of facility-level pollutant release. NPRI data is used along with estimation tools and methodologies to develop the APEI.
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Data available on this website are current as of November 4, 2016. Ongoing improvements or future corrections may result in updates.
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