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UNFCCC Publishes Croatia’s GHG Inventory Review Report

9 August 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the centralized review of the 2011 annual submission of Croatia (FCCC/ARR/2011/HRV), which states that total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions decreased by 8.2% between 1990 and 2009.

The Expert Review Team (ERT) that conducted the centralized review concludes that Croatia's inventory submission was prepared in compliance with the UNFCCC reporting guidelines and relevant Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) guidelines. It also concludes that the inventory submission, the common reporting format (CRF) tables and the national inventory report (NIR) are generally complete. However, it notes that complete land-use change matrices had not been provided and that the land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) sector is incomplete, since carbon stock changes were reported for forest land and for forest land converted to settlements only.

To improve future reports, the ERT recommends enhancing the transparency of reporting on issues such as: information on uncertainty values; follow-up to previous reviews; and methodologies and assumptions used for the industrial processes sector, the agriculture sector and LULUCF.

The ERT further formulates recommendations for improving information presented,  particularly in relation to the completeness and transparency of the annual submission and the information on LULUCF activities, including: providing estimates for all land-use categories and carbon pools, and a complete land-use change matrix for all years since 1990; ensuring the consistency of the time series for the industrial processes sector; and revising estimates of emissions from consumption of diesel oil and gasoline used in road transportation. [Publication: Report of the Individual Review of the Annual Submission of Croatia Submitted in 2011]