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UNFCCC Publishes Latvia’s 2010 GHG Report

13 April 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report (FCCC/ARR/2010/LVA) of the individual review of the annual submission of Latvia.

In the report, the Expert Review Team (ERT) concludes that Latvia's inventory submission has been prepared and reported in accordance with the UNFCCC reporting guidelines. The inventory submission is complete and Latvia has submitted a complete set of common reporting format (CRF) tables for the years 1990–2008 and an national inventory report NIR. These are complete in terms of geographical coverage, years and sectors, as well as complete in terms of categories and gases.  However, the ERT identified potential underestimates for CH4 emissions from solid waste disposal on land and CH4 and N2O emissions from wastewater handling. During the review, Latvia responded with revised estimates, which were estimated in accordance with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) good practice guidance.

Latvia's inventory is in line with the UNFCCC reporting guidelines, the Revised 1996 IPCC Guidelines, the IPCC good practice guidance and the IPCC good practice guidance for land use, land-change and forestry (LULUCF). Although Latvia has made significant improvements to methods and provides full time-series recalculations since last year's submission, the ERT concludes that Latvia should use more country-specific data to improve its methods for estimating emissions from key categories. [Publication: Report of the Individual Review of the Annual Submission of Latvia Submitted in 2010]