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Greenhouse Gas Inventory Data

The ultimate objective of the Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC) is to achieve "... stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system."

Estimating the levels of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and removals is an important element of the efforts to achieve this objective. This web page provides access to most recent data on national GHG emissions and removals as follows:

  • GHG Data - UNFCCC: this page is an entry to the UNFCCC GHG data interface which provides access to the most recent GHG data reported by countries that are Parties to the Climate Change Convention
  • KP Data - UNFCCC: this is a page with GHG data relating specifically to the Kyoto Protocol; the data are as reported by Annex I Parties that are Parties to the Kyoto Protocol
  • GHG Data - Non-UNFCCC: this page provides links to the web sites of various organizations that also collect, estimate and/or disseminate data on GHG emissions/removals
  • Online Help: the help page contains extensive explanatory information to assist the user in finding the right GHG data
  • Contact: this page suggests an e-mail address that can be used to contact the UNFCCC secretariat for questions, clarifications or more information relating to GHG data
How to find the GHG data needed within the GHG data interface

The UNFCCC data interface provides a vast multitude of data. Data can be displayed for individual Parties or groups of Parties, for different greenhouse gases or for their sum, and in varying degrees of detail. To find the exact GHG data required, the user is advised to consult the following table where typical user requirements are mapped against the data availability on this site.

What's new

Old reporting requirements

On 9 March 2015, the secretariat updated the latest GHG data received by the secretariat as of 17 February 2015, which includes the 2014 national GHG inventory submissions of all Annex I Parties, as well as information provided in recent submissions of national communications from 7 non-Annex I Parties (Armenia, Jordan, Philippines, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Uganda and Zambia) and biennial update reports from 5 non-Annex I Parties (Chile, Peru, Republic of Korea, Singapore and Vietnam).

New reporting requirements

On 13 May 2016, in response to the mandate received from the SBSTA, the secretariat has made available two modules of the GHG data interface (Time Series and Global map – Annex I) reflecting data reported by Annex I Parties under the revised reporting guidelines as at 22 April 2016. Please see here for further information.