Every year Greater Manchester publishes an Annual Status Report, which:
See the latest status reports below.
EMIGMA is the Greater Manchester Emissions Inventory. The inventory contains information on the emissions of pollutants identified in the UK's Air Quality Strategy from all identifiable sources in the area. The emissions sources are grouped into three broad categories:
The EMIGMA database covers an area of 1272 km2 encompassing the ten administrative districts of Greater Manchester.
The database allows the magnitude and spatial distribution of emissions across Greater Manchester to be investigated and enables the relative importance of different sources of air pollution to be examined.
The emissions data has a further role in providing the basis for dispersion modelling exercises and air quality management planning.
In conjunction with transport models it also provides the basis for forecasting air quality and determining the effects of changes in land use planning and transportation policies.