This section provides the relevant datasets for download. It includes the database behind all the data presented in the website and a collection of other relevant databases which may be useful while analysing and studying the industry domain such as the EU emission inventories (both air pollutants and greenhouse gases), the EU-ETS dataset and the Energy Community database.

Below this, links to the relevant guidance documents have also been included, as well as the reports and dissemination documents of the work on diffuse emissions developed under E-PRTR.

Download datasets

Industrial reporting dataset

This dataset contains the location and administrative data for the largest industrial complexes in Europe, releases and transfers of regulated substances to all media, waste transfers as well as more detailed data on energy input and emissions for large combustion plants


Air pollutants emission inventory

Data compiled are annual national total and sectoral emissions of air pollutants and associated activity data reported by EEA member and cooperating countries under the LRTAP convention.


Greenhouse gas emission inventory

Data on greenhouse gas emissions and removals, sent by countries to UNFCCC and the EU Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Mechanism (EU Member States)


Energy Community database

This dataset contains the location and administrative data for Large Combustion Plants in the Energy Community (Energy Community Treaty 2006/500/EC) participating countries, as well as more detailed data on energy input and emissions to air.


European Union Emission Trading System (EU-ETS)

The EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) is a central instrument of the EU's policy to fight climate change and achieve cost-efficient reductions of greenhouse gas emissions


Download guidance documents

Data are reported by individual facilities to the relevant competent authorities on an annual basis. The respective authorities in the countries compile and check the quality of the reported data. The information displayed in the website are related to different dataflows: the EU-Registry, which contains information about location and administrative data, and the E-PRTR/LCP integrated reporting, which includes thematic data on pollutant releases and transfers, waste transfers as well as data relating to large combustion plants.

EU Registry

The following page provides information which supports the EU Registry on Industrial Sites dataflow. This includes relevant guidance documents and tools to facilitate the reporting activity.



This page provides information which supports the dataflow on E-PRTR and LCP Integrated Data Reporting. This includes relevant guidance documents and tools to facilitate the reporting activity.


Official E-PRTR guidance

Access the original EPRTR guidance published in 2006


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Diffuse emissions


In 2009, a methodology and dissemination document were developed to provide a close-up picture of air pollution from various sources such as road transport, shipping, aviation, domestic heating, agriculture and small business (diffuse emissions). Pollution from diffuse sources occurs over large areas from often indistinct elements. Although the large numbers of houses and vehicles in cities represent many point sources, they collectively represent a large, diffuse source of pollution. The data presented are derived from a range of different sources and data collection processes undertaken as part of that project. Download the methodology and disemination document here

Methodology Air


Dissemination Air



In 2013, an ad-hoc study was launched by the European Commission to fulfil the provision on diffuse sources of article 8 of the E-PRTR Regulation. The available data was used in a series of estimation methods to quantify diffuse emissions. The results were used to prepare forty maps, covering the EU Member States and the EFTA countries on a River Basin District sub-unit scale for a selection of key sources and substances. The report of this study can be downloaded here, as well as a dissemination document.

Study report


Dissemination document