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UNFCCC Publishes the Czech Republic’s GHG Inventory Report

6 January 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report (FCCC/ARR/2011/CZE) of the individual review of the annual submission of the Czech Republic submitted in 2011, according to which, in 2009, carbon dioxide accounted for 84.9% of total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the Czech Republic.

In the report, the expert review team (ERT) finds that the GHG inventory is generally in line with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Revised 1996 Guidelines, the IPCC good practice guidance and the IPCC Good Practice Guidance for Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF). The ERT finds that the 2011 inventory submission has been prepared and relevant information reported in accordance with the UNFCCC reporting guidelines.

However, the ERT identifies the following cross-cutting issues for improvement including: the maintenance and enhancement of the capacity of the national system; and the enhancement of the documentation on the expert judgment used for the uncertainty analysis as well as improving the quantitative uncertainty estimates for all categories. In the course of the review, the ERT formulated a number of recommendations relating to the completeness, transparency, consistency, comparability and accuracy of the information presented in the Czech Republic's annual submission. The key recommendations relate to: improving the transparency of reporting in the energy, industrial processes, LULUCF and waste sectors by providing more detailed descriptions of the methodologies used; improving the accuracy by applying higher-tier methods to the key categories in all sectors; improving the time-series consistency for the energy and industrial processes sectors; and reporting on any changes to activities under taken under Article 3. 14 (adverse effects) of the Kyoto Protocol. [Publication: Individual Review of the Annual Submission of the Czech Republic Submitted in 2011]