UNFCCC Secretatriat Releases Review of Austria’s National GHG Inventory

March 2009: The UNFCCC has released the report of the individual review of the GHG inventory of Austria submitted in 2007 and 2008 (FCCC/ARR/2008/AUT). The expert review team (ERT) finds that Austria has submitted a complete set of common reporting format tables for 1990-2006 and a national inventory report. The submission is complete in terms of geographical coverage, years and sectors, as well as in terms of categories and gases. The inventory is generally in line with Revised 1996 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, with the IPCC good practice guidance, with the IPCC good practice guidance for Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF), and is generally complete and of a high quality.

The ERT identifies a need for further improvements in the following areas: correction of some errors and improvements to methods in the waste and LULUCF sectors as described in the sectoral chapters; transparency for a few categories in the energy, industrial processes, agriculture, LULUCF and waste sectors and the documentation of category-specific quality assurance/quality control procedures for all categories and especially for the waste sector where no information is provided; and full inclusion of the LULUCF sector in the uncertainty analysis. [Austria Report]