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UNFCCC Publishes the GHG Inventory of the Netherlands

20 May 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report (FCCC/ARR/2010/NLD) of the individual review of the annual submission of the Netherlands submitted in 2010.

The report indicates that the Expert Review Team (ERT) concluded that the inventory submission of the Netherlands has been prepared and reported in accordance with the UNFCCC reporting guidelines. The annual submission is generally complete in terms of categories and is complete in terms of gases, geographical coverage, years and sectors. In the 2010 annual submission, the Netherlands reported as not estimated (NE) emissions from the activities that occur in the country and for which the methodologies and emission factors are available in the Revised 1996 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Guidelines and/or the IPCC good practice guidance, such as: fugitive emissions of carbon dioxide and CH4 from transport (oil). In response to the list of potential problems and further questions raised by the ERT during the review, the Netherlands provided the missing emission estimates for these categories. The Netherlands also reported CH4 emissions from sludge from industrial wastewater handling as NE. In response to a question raised by the ERT during the review, the Netherlands provided additional information justifying the use of NE. However, the ERT considered that the correct notation key would be included elsewhere (IE).

In the report, the ERT concludes that the 2010 annual submission of the Netherlands has been prepared and reported in accordance 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-use change and forestry (LULUCF). [Publication: Report of the Individual Review of the Annual Submission of the Netherlands Submitted in 2010]