English Abstract To support the Dutch climate policy an inventory has
been made of the emission of greenhouse gases. This report presents an
estimate of the emissions of all trace gases that contribute either directly
ofr indirectly to climate change in the Netherlands in the late eighties.
The total radiative effects of these emissions are calculated using the
concept of Global Warming Potentials for different time horizons. Most
attention is given to methane and nitrous oxide because of the absence so
far of any detailed information. All emissions of trace gases have been
documented in detail including both volume and emission factors. When
possible is given information on the lack of knowledge with respect to the
understanding of the processes which lead to the emission, the volumes and
emission factors. In the report future developments under existing policies
and possible future policies after implementation of measures are reviewed.
To support additional policies the possible options are brieFl.