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IPCC Emissions Factor Database
Name of source IPCC Emissions Factor Database
Provider Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Summary text Library of emission factors and other parameters with background documentation or technical references
Licensing Free
Language(s) English
Access – data formats and accessibility
File type HTML access to data. Word or excel download
Software needs Web Browser, Windows
Contents – breadth and depth of datasets
Age 2002 - present
Geography Global
Original Data Source(s) Industry statistics, government publications, other LCA databases
Other Databases Included  
Life cycle stages Cradle-to-Grave
Modeling approach Various
Emissions results GWP, separate GHG
Number of datasets Unknown
Main topics Energy carriers and technologies
Other topics  
Data transparency – what metadata is provided for each dataset?
System boundaries Yes
Data Types Process
Allocation Methods Yes
Technology Yes
Data year Yes
Original source Yes
Uncertainty No
Quality – is information provided on data quality?
Data quality score Yes
Quality assurance No
Standards compliant GHG Protocol