News

UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Individual Review of the Annual Submissions of Canada and Croatia

1 March 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the individual review of the annual submissions that Canada and Croatia submitted in 2009.

In the report of the individual review of the annual submission of Canada (FCCC/ARR/2009/CAN), the Expert Review Team (ERT) finds that the 2009 inventory submission is generally of a high quality, and has been prepared and reported generally in line with the Revised 1996 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Guidelines, the IPCC good practice guidance and the IPCC Good Practice Guidance for Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF). However, the ERT found that Canada could improve the transparency of its inventory submission by: providing better descriptions of methodologies and the rationale behind selected country-specific parameters; better documenting carbon dioxide emissions/removals from forest land and from forest land converted to cropland; and updating its uncertainty analysis, in particular for the LULUCF sector.

In the report of the individual review of the annual submission of Croatia (FCCC/ARR/2009/HRV), the ERT finds that the inventory submission is generally in line with the Revised 1996 IPCC Guidelines, the IPCC good practice guidance and the IPCC good practice guidance for LULUCF. In the report, the ERT notes that the 2009 inventory submission shows significant improvement since the previous submission with regard to major issues such as completeness and shows that Croatia is using more higher-tier methods. However, the ERT also identified a need to use higher-tier methods for the key categories fugitive CH4 emissions from oil and natural gas, and carbon dioxide from forest land remaining forest land. [Report for Canada] [Report for Croatia]