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UNFCCC Releases Poland’s GHG Inventory Review Report

18 March 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the centralized review of the 2012 annual submission of Poland (FCCC/ARR/2012/POL), which indicates that total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of this country decreased by 28.8% between 1990 and 2010.

The Expert Review Team (ERT) that conducted the centralized review concludes that Poland's inventory submission was prepared generally in compliance with the UNFCCC reporting guidelines. It also concludes that the inventory submission, the common reporting format (CRF) tables and the national inventory report (NIR) are complete. However, some of the categories, particularly those under fugitive emissions in the energy sector, and land, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) are not covered in all the relevant sections.

The ERT further concludes that Poland's inventory is generally in line with the relevant IPPC Guidelines. However, the ERT detects deviation from the IPCC good practice guidance in the calculation of the emissions from solid waste disposal and waste incineration. The ERT identifies the following cross-cutting issues for improvement: updating the NIR structure; summarizing implemented recommendations and including in the NIR a roadmap of planned actions to address previous recommendations; correcting uncertainty values across the NIR; and improving the transparency of reporting trends.

The ERT further formulates recommendations for improving methodological approaches in estimating emissions for specific sectors, including for the agriculture, LULUCF, energy and industrial processes sectors. [Publication: Report of the Individual Review of the Annual Submission of Poland Submitted in 2012]