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Time series - Annex I
GHG profiles for Parties
Detailed data by Party
Comparisons by gas
Comparisons by category
Flexible queries
Flexible queries (page 2)
Flexible queries (page 3)
User-defined indicators
Compilation and accounting data
Compilation and accounting data (page 2)
Compilation and accounting data (page 3)
Global map - Annex I


The definitions of the different fields used in the interface for flexible query are as follows:

  1. Party: List of the Parties to the Convention, as well as European Union (15) and special groups like Annex I, Annex I EIT, and Annex I non-EIT. The list is arranged in 3 categories: Groups; Annex I Parties; and Non-Annex I Parties. The Parties are in alphabetical order within each category.

  2. Year: List of years from 1990 to the year for which the latest GHG inventories are available, as well as the base year. Base year data in the data interface relate to the base year under the Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC). The base year under the Convention is defined slightly differently than the base year under the Kyoto Protocol. The base year emissions under the Kyoto Protocol are provided in the data interface under the KP data - UNFCCC section.

    For the type of value 'Projections', data are presented for the years 2020 and 2030. The historical GHG emissions/removals data, used as reference for the projections data, are available for the base year, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2011.

  3. Category: List of the CRF source/sink categories, Population, and GDP at market prices.

  4. Gas: List for the selection of GHG or group of GHGs and contains the following:

    • Aggregate GHGs - sum of CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, and SF6
    • CO2
    • CH4
    • N2O
    • HFCs
    • PFCs
    • SF6
    • Aggregate F-gases - sum of HFCs, PFCs, and SF6
    • Individual HFCs (each gas separately)
    • Individual PFCs (each gas separately)
    • NOx
    • CO
    • NMVOC
    • SO2

  5. Classification: The dropdown list is context-dependent, i.e., the content of the list depends on the sector to which the selected category belongs:

    • in Energy sector "classification" means fuels;
    • in Agriculture sector, it defines various kinds of livestock;
    • in LULUCF/LUCF sector it means various LULUCF/LUCF activities;
    • in Waste sector it means wastewater streams.

    If the user desires to query data for aggregate of all the categories, then the "Total for Category" should be selected in the dropdown list of classification.

  6. Types of Value: For a given category, an "emission" estimate can be different in the meaning. For example, for a given LULUCF category, there may be emissions, or removals, or a net result of both. In industrial processes, estimates exist for actual emissions as well as for potential emissions. To specify what kind of estimates is needed, the field entitled "Type of Value" is used. It contains following options, but these options are dependent on category and classification that one selects:

    • Net emissions/removals
    • Actual emissions only
    • Potential emissions only
    • Emissions from feedstock and non-energy use of fuels
    • Recovery
    • Projections
    • Activity data
    • Implied emission factor

    Note that the "Net emissions/removals" mean "total emissions" in the case of sectors including energy, industrial processes, solvent and other product use, agriculture and waste while it refers to "net emissions/removals" for LULUCF and Other sectors. The term "Net emissions/removals" in context of industrial processes sector (usually for F-gases) means a combination of actual/potential emissions, depending on what was reported. As per the Revised IPCC Guidelines for national GHG inventory (1996), the potential emission values are used only in case of unavailability of the actual emission values.

  7. Units: This dropdown list contains the units of the measurement of GHG emissions/removals, activity data, implied emission factors, projections, population and GDP.