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UNFCCC Releases Report on National GHG Inventory Data for 1990-2010

UNFCCC16 November 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a report on national greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory data for the period 1990-2010 for all 42 Annex I Parties (FCCC/SBI/2012/31). It highlights that total aggregate GHG emissions excluding land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) decreased by 8.9%, and including LULUCF decreased by 14.6%.

The report features sections on the status of reporting, and an overview of emission trends and sources in Annex I Parties. Among other observations, it underscores that in economies in transitions (EITs), GHG emissions excluding and including LULUCF decreased by 39.2% and 52.6%, respectively. For Annex I non-EIT Parties, GHG emissions excluding and including LULUCF increased by 4.9% and 4.1%, respectively.

Moreover, it indicates that changes in total aggregate GHG emissions over the period 1990–2010 varied considerably among countries, for example, for emissions excluding LULUCF, Ukraine has the largest decrease (58.8%) and Turkey has the greatest increase (114.9%). For emissions including LULUCF, Latvia has the largest decrease (148.1%) and again the greatest increase occurred in Turkey (147.5%).

It also states that between 2009 and 2010, emissions from the energy and industrial processes sectors increased by 3.1% and 9.7%, respectively. Emissions from the agriculture and waste sectors decreased by 0.6% and 0.7%, respectively. Net GHG removals by LULUCF decreased by 2.9%. [Publication: Report on National GHG Inventory Data for 1990-2010]