Our Work on Tracking Pollutant Releases and Transfers in North America
Along with the energy, materials and items they produce, North American industries generate pollutants that must be managed to protect human health and the environment. Each year, facilities report the amounts of substances they release to air, water, or land, send to disposal, or transfer for recycling or other management. We integrate and analyze data reported to the Canadian, Mexican and US PRTRs and make them available to the public through Taking Stock Online and the Taking Stock report series.
World Clean Air Day 2022: Sharing the Air in North America
September 7, 2022 PRTR
Save the Date: 7 September – “Sharing the Air in North America”
August 19, 2022 PRTR
International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies: Sharing the Air in North America
August 17, 2022 Pollutant Releases and Transfers
Tracking the progress made towards reducing industrial pollution to meet the UN SDG target 12.4
Countries are taking action against toxic chemicals emitted into air, water and land by industry. How can countries track progress made towards this target? The new OECD report looks at Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers data as a means to track toxic releases to monitor chemical pollution to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal Target 12.4. This tracking system not only enhances transparency and accountability of industry but also measures progress towards SDG target 12.4.
Tools and Resources
Taking Stock Volume 16
North American Pollutant Releases and Transfers, with a feature analysis of off-site transfers to disposal
Mining Sector: Interactive Infographic
North American industry sectors produce the energy, materials and items that we use every day. They also generate pollutants that must be managed.
North American Environmental Atlas
The North American Environmental Atlas seamlessly assembles accurate cartographic data including maps, documentation, and interactive map layers at a scale of 1:10,000,000.
Taking Stock Online
Taking Stock Online allows users to explore North American Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) data through interactive tools and comprehensive reports.
With a feature analysis of off-site transfers to disposal
North American Pollutant Releases and Transfers
Exploring Changes in PRTR Reporting, 2005-2010
Action Plan to Enhance the Comparability of Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTRs) in North America
Updated October 2014: Action Plan to Enhance the Comparability of Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTRs) in...
Long-term Impact Assessment of the North American Pollutant Release and Transfer Register Initiative (1995–2015)
The North American Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (NAPRTR) Initiative originates from a commitment of Canada,...