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UNFCCC Releases Annex I GHG Inventory Documents

UNFCCC15 July 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the review of the individual annual submission of Portugal and the Czech Republic, as well as a synthesis report on 2013 greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories.

In the report of Portugal's Individual Annual Submission Review (FCCC/ARR/2012/PRT), the Expert Review Team (ERT) concludes that Portugal's inventory submission has generally been prepared and reported in accordance with the UNFCCC reporting guidelines. It also finds that the party's National Inventory Report (NIR) is complete in terms of geographical coverage, years and sectors, but requires some additional information on GHG emissions for a few categories. The ERT also provides cross-cutting and sector-specific recommendations for improvement.

In the report of the Czech Republic's Individual Annual Submission Review (FCCC/ARR/2012/CZE), the ERT concludes that the party's inventory submission has been prepared and reported in accordance with the UNFCCC reporting guidelines and is generally complete. It also considers that the common reporting format (CRF) tables and the NIR are generally complete, noting that a lack of resources continues to affect the accuracy and continuous improvement of the quality of the inventory. The ERT commends the Czech Republic for the improvements in its reporting and provides a number of cross-cutting and sector-specific recommendations for further improvement.

The synthesis and assessment report on the 2013 GHG Inventories (FCCC/WEB/SAI/2013) intends to facilitate the consideration of inventory data across Annex I Parties, and to identify issues for further consideration during the reviews of individual inventories. It contains GHG inventory information compiled in tabular format and provides comparisons of implied emission factors (IEFs) and activity data (AD). [Publication: Report of Portugal's Individual Annual Submission Review] [Publication: Report of Czech Republic's Individual Annual Submission Review] [Publication: Synthesis and Assessment Report of 2013 GHG Inventories]