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UNFCCC Assesses Annex I 2014 GHG Inventories

UNFCCC23 June 2014: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a synthesis and assessment report of the greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories submitted by Annex I parties in 2014 (FCCC/WEB/SAI/2014).

As part of the annual technical review process of Annex I parties' GHG inventories, the Secretariat conducts a synthesis and assessment of the GHG inventories in order to facilitate the consideration of inventory data across parties, and to identify issues for further consideration during the reviews of individual inventories.

The synthesis and assessment report is prepared in two parts. The first part provides information to allow comparisons across Annex I parties, as well as descriptions of common methodological issues. The second part of the report provides a preliminary analysis of individual Annex I party inventories, analysed according to the sectors, subsectors and categories specified in the common reporting format table.

The report provides comparisons of implied emission factors, activity data, data from international sources, emissions, information on methods and emission factors used, as reported in the common reporting format tables submitted by parties, as well as other information relating to GHG inventory estimates. [Publication: Synthesis and Assessment Report on the GHG Inventories Submitted in 2014]