UNFCCC Publishes Austria’s 2010 GHG Report

15 April 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report (FCCC/ARR/2010/AUT) of the individual review of the annual submission of Austria.

The report indicates that the Expert Review Team (ERT) concluded that Austria's inventory submission has been prepared and reported in accordance with the UNFCCC reporting guidelines. The inventory submission is complete and Austria has submitted a complete set of common reporting format (CRF) tables for the years 1990-2008 and a national inventory report (NIR). These are complete in terms of geographical coverage, years, sectors, categories and gases. The only categories reported as not estimated (NE) were: the carbon stock changes in wetlands remaining wetlands and remaining settlements in the land use, land-use change, and forestry (LULUCF) sector; and the destroyed amount of HFCs, PFCs and SF6 and any resulting emissions in the industrial processes sector. The ERT encourages Austria to provide estimates of these last remaining NE emissions in its next annual submission.

Austria's inventory is in line with the UNFCCC reporting guidelines, the Revised 1996 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Guidelines, the IPCC good practice guidance, and the IPCC good practice guidance for LULUCF. The ERT notes that Austria has not reported all the necessary information required by decision 15/CMP.1 related to demonstrating that activities under Article 3, paragraph 3, of the Kyoto Protocol were directly human induced. [Publication: Report of the Individual Review of the Annual Submission of Austria Submitted in 2010]