UNFCCC Publishes Turkey’s GHG Inventory Review Report

18 March 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat released the "Report of the individual review of the inventory submission of Turkey submitted in 2012," which was conducted by an Expert Review Team (ERT). The report states that Turkey's total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions decreased by 114.9% between 1990 and 2010.

The ERT concludes Turkey's inventory submission was generally prepared  in compliance with the UNFCCC's reporting guidelines. It also concludes that the inventory submission, the common reporting format (CRF) tables for the years 1990-2010 and the national inventory report (NIR) were generally complete in terms of geographical coverage, years and sectors, but were not complete in some categories and gases, such as industrial processes and land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) sectors. The ERT further concludes that Turkey's inventory is generally in line with the relevant IPPC Guidelines. However, the ERT found that Turkey does not provide emission estimates for all categories existing in the country or for all years.

The ERT identifies several areas for improvement: providing estimates for all categories currently not estimated; documenting the rationale for uncertainties for all categories; and improving the NIR transparency. The ERT also recommended improving methodological approaches in estimating emissions for specific sectors, including for the energy, agriculture, LULUCF and industrial processes sectors. [Publication: Report of the individual review of the annual submission of Turkey submitted in 2012]