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UNFCCC Secretariat Reports on In-Country Review of the Initial Report of Croatia

© UNFCCC28 August 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a report prepared by Croatia to facilitate the calculation of the party's assigned amount pursuant to Article 3, paragraphs 7 and 8, of the Kyoto Protocol, and to demonstrate its capacity to account for emissions and the assigned amount (FCCC/IRR/2008/HRV).

The report reflects the results of the in- country review of the initial report of Croatia coordinated by the UNFCCC Secretariat and conducted by an expert review team (ERT) in accordance with Article 8 of the Kyoto Protocol.

The ERT concludes that the national system in Croatia is generally prepared in accordance with the requirements of the guidelines for national systems under Article 5, paragraph 1, of the Kyoto Protocol and the report follows the guidelines for the preparation of the information required under Article 7 of the Kyoto Protocol.

The Croatian inventory is largely consistent with the UNFCCC reporting guidelines, the Revised 1996 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Guidelines and the IPCC good practice guidance. The common reporting format tables and national inventory report are nearly complete with regard to the geographical coverage, years, sectors, categories and gases. [The report]