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UNFCCC Publishes Iceland’s GHG Inventory Report

20 April 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report (FCCC/ARR/2010/ISL)  of the individual review of the annual submission of Iceland. 

The Expert Review Team (ERT) has concluded that the 2010 annual submission of Iceland has been prepared generally in line with the UNFCCC reporting guidelines. However, it notes the need for further improvements, especially in the energy, solvent and other product use, agriculture and waste sectors. The 2010 annual submission is complete in terms of geographical coverage, years and sectors, and generally complete in terms of categories and gases.

The exception is the land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) sector, for which the emissions/removals for the mandatory categories were reported using the notation keys. For example, emissions/removals from grassland remaining grassland were reported as not included (“IE”)  and not estimated (“NE”), and those from land converted to settlements and land converted to other land were also reported as “NE.” In addition, Iceland reported emissions for some categories as “NE,” in particular carbon dioxide and CH4 emissions from the distribution of oil products in the energy sector, and carbon dioxide emissions from road paving with asphalt and from food and drink in the industrial processes sector, without sufficient explanation for the use of the notation keys “NE” and “IE.” [Publication: Report of the individual review of the annual submission of Iceland submitted in 2010]