UNFCCC Releases Review of Luxemburg’s GHG Inventory

17 April 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the individual review of the annual submission of Luxembourg submitted in 2011 (FCCC/ARR/2011/LUX).

In the report, the Expert Review Team (ERT) concludes that Luxemburg's greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory is generally in line with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Revised 1996 IPCC Guidelines for National GHG Inventories, the IPCC Good Practice Guidance and Uncertainty Management in National GHG Inventories, and the IPCC Good Practice Guidance for Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF). However, the ERT identified some instances where the inventory is not fully in line with the IPCC good practice guidance.

The report indicates that the 2011 inventory submission is generally of a high quality, but the ERT identified a need for further improvements in the following areas: transparency (energy, LULUCF and waste sectors); completeness (potential emissions of fluorinated gases (F-gases) in the industrial processes sector); time-series consistency (energy, LULUCF and industrial processes sectors); accuracy (industrial processes, LULUCF and waste sectors); and the uncertainty assessment (LULUCF and waste sectors).

The ERT concludes by reiterating the encouragement of the previous review report that Luxembourg explore the possibility of estimating potential emissions of HFCs, PFCs and SF6 in its next annual submission. [Review of the Annual Submission of Luxemburg]