UNFCCC Publishes Finland’s National Inventory Report

21 September 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report of the in-country in-depth review of the fifth national communication of Finland (NC5) (FCCC/IDR.5/FIN).

The Expert Review Team (ERT) notes that Finland's NC5 mostly complies with the "Guidelines for the preparation of national communications by Parties included in Annex I to the Convention" (UNFCCC reporting guidelines). The ERT acknowledges that Finland's NC5, which includes the supplementary information provided under Article 7, paragraph 2, of the Kyoto Protocol, is comprehensive, concise, well structured and mostly transparent. However, the ERT finds that Finland has not provided an estimate of the total effect of policies and measures (PaMs) or information on the greenhouse gases (GHGs) affected by, and the implementing entities of, major individual measures in the energy sector. Emission projections related to fuel sold to ships and aircraft engaged in international transport are also not provided. [The Inventory]