The definitions of the different fields used in the interface for flexible query are as follows:
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.
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.
Category: List of the CRF source/sink categories, Population, and GDP at
Gas: List for the selection of GHG or group of GHGs and contains the
- Aggregate GHGs - sum of CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, and
- Aggregate F-gases - sum of HFCs, PFCs, and SF6
- Individual HFCs (each gas separately)
- Individual PFCs (each gas separately)
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.
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
- 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.
Units: This dropdown list contains the units of the measurement of GHG
emissions/removals, activity data, implied emission factors, population and GDP.