Estimations of the emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases (GHG) of Asian country was done as a part of the activities of the Atmospheric Brown Cloud (ABC) Programme of AIT RRC.AP. ABC Programme has been supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). The estimation of emissions of air pollutants and GHG in Nepal was done by Prof. Ram M. Shrestha who authored a book “Emissions of Air Pollutants and Greenhouse Gases in Nepal”.
The book is published by Regional Energy Resources Information Center (RERIC), AIT. Prof. Shrestha used a bottom-up approach for estimating emissions of air pollutants and GHGs using activity data of the year 2008/09 from all key emission sectors. The book contains a most extensive compilation of data on emission-related activities and represents a comprehensive emission inventory of air pollutants and GHGs in Nepal. The book is highly useful to policymakers as well as to atmospheric science researchers working on air pollution and climate change issues of Nepal and the South Asia region.