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Use of the 2006 IPCC guidelines for national greenhouse gas inventors and revision of the UNFCCC reporting guidelines for Annex I Parties to the Convention

CRF Tables for SBSTA 39 (Final versions)

Set 1 - Energy, industrial processes and waste

Set 2 - AFOLU

Set 3 - Cross sectoral


CRF Tables for SBSTA 38

Set 1 - Energy, industrial processes and waste

Set 2 - AFOLU 

Set 3 - Cross sectoral

 

CRF Tables for SBSTA 35

CRF Tables (Final Version)

pdf-icon Set 1 - Energy, industrial processes and waste (225 kB)

pdf-icon Set 2 - AFOLU (250 kB)  

pdf-icon Set 3 - Cross sectoral (186 kB)

 Background and mandate

The Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) at its thirtieth session considered the use by Parties of the 2006 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) guidelines for national greenhouse gas inventories (2006 IPCC Guidelines) starting in 2015. The draft conclusions proposed by the Chair are contained in the document pdf-icon FCCC/SBSTA/2009/3 with its key items, including a schedule of workshops, outlined below.

The SBSTA agreed that the process for Parties included in Annex I to the Convention (Annex I Parties) to use the 2006 IPCC Guidelines should be through a revision of the “Guidelines for the preparation of national communications by Parties included in Annex I to the Convention, Part I: UNFCCC reporting guidelines on annual inventories” (UNFCCC Annex I reporting guidelines). The process to revise the UNFCCC Annex I reporting guidelines is also to consider methodological issues relevant to the use of the 2006 IPCC Guidelines.

The SBSTA also agreed to launch a work programme in 2010 for the revision of the UNFCCC Annex I reporting guidelines. The SBSTA further agreed on the scope of the work programme, covering issues relating to the revision of the UNFCCC Annex I reporting guidelinesand addressing methodological issues relevant to the use of the 2006 IPCC Guidelines.

The Secretariat expects that the work programme will conclude in 2011 with agreement by the SBSTA at its thirty-fifth session on the revised UNFCCC Annex I reporting guidelines. These revised UNFCCC reporting guidelines will provide a platform for the Secretariat to implement associated activities pursuant to Annex I Parties' reporting obligations from 2015. Such activities include the incorporation of new reporting format tables into the reporting software used by Annex I Parties; trial use of this reporting software by Annex I Parties; the consideration by the SBSTA of the experiences in the use of this software by Annex I Parties; and a decision of the Conference of the Parties on the use of the 2006 IPCC Guidelines.

Views submitted by Parties

The SBSTA, at its thirtieth session, invited Parties to submit to the secretariat by 15 February 2010 their views on a number of issues, namely:

  • The process and timelines for implementing the work programme;
  • Issues related to the revision of the UNFCCC Annex I reporting guidelines;
  • Methodological issues related to reporting when using the 2006 IPCC Guidelines;
  • Areas in which the SBSTA may consider inviting the IPCC to carry out additional work and contribute to the work programme.

The SBSTA, at its thirtieth session, requested the Secretariat to compile submissions received from Parties on the above mentioned issues into a miscellaneous document (FCCC/SBSTA/2010/MISC.1), and to synthesize these submissions into a note by the secretariat (FCCC/SBSTA/2010/4) for the SBSTA to consider at its thirty-second session.

One submission from a non-governmental observer organization was received by the secretariat. pdf-icon <<more>< A> (155 kB)

Issues related to the revision of the UNFCCC Annex I reporting guidelines

The SBSTA, at its thirtieth session, identified the following substantive and process-related issues relevant to the UNFCCC Annex I reporting guidelines:

  • Time-series consistency and recalculations with respect applying the methodologies contained in the 2006 IPCC Guidelines;
  • Mandatory and non-mandatory reporting requirements;
  • Coverage of gases to be reported by Parties (indirect emissions and additional gases);
  • Sectors and source/sink categories;
  • Presentation of national totals;
  • Revision of the common reporting format (CRF) tables;
  • Linkages between inventory reporting and a national inventory system;
  • Relationship between the 2006 IPCC Guidelines and previous guidelines of the IPCC;
  • The transition period from the current to the revised UNFCCC Annex I reporting guidelines including the flexibility allowed to Annex I Parties undergoing the process of transition to a market economy in accordance with Article 4, paragraph 6, of the Convention;
  • Outline and elements of national inventory reports.

Methodological issues related to reporting when using the 2006 IPCC guidelines

The SBSTA, at its thirtieth session, identified the following methodological issues relevant to the use of the 2006 IPCC guidelines:

The above lists are not exhaustive of all considerations of the work programme; submissions by Parties on the scope of the work programme due 15 February 2010 are likely to provide additional items to be addressed by this programme.

Workshops

The SBSTA requested the secretariat to organize in 2010 two workshops on this work programme. The first workshop is to address key issues relating to the revision of the UNFCCC Annex I reporting guidelines, and the second workshop is to address the methodological issues relevant to the use of the 2006 IPCC Guidelines.

Participation in these workshops will be through invitation only.

Contacts

For further information regarding the work programme or the workshops please send an email with the title “Work programme – Revised UNFCCC reporting guidelines” to secretariat@unfccc.int.

Workshop 4:  8-10 November 2011
The fourth workshop on the revision of the UNFCCC Annex I reporting guidelines for reporting of Inventories under the Convention will be held
8-10 November 2011 <="" 2011="">at the UN Campus, Langer Eugen.

Background documents for the workshop:

pdf-icon Agenda (121 kB)

pdf-icon Annotated draft revised guidelines (470 kB)

CRF Tables (pdf version)

pdf-icon Set 1 - WS 4 - Energy, industrial processes and waste (304 kB)

pdf-icon Set 2 - WS 4 - AFOLU (354 kB)

pdf-icon Set 3 - WS 4 - cross-sectoral (1117 kB)

CRF Tables (MS excel version)

Set 1 - WS 4 - Energy, industrial processes and waste

Set 2 - WS 4 - AFOLU

Set 3 - WS 4 - cross-sectoral

pdf-icon List of participants (160 kB)

 Workshop 3:  24-25 March 2011
The third workshop on the revision of the UNFCCC Annex I reporting guidelines for reporting of Inventories under the Convention was held <="" 2011="">24-25 March 2011 at the UN Campus, Langer Eugen.

Background documents for the workshop:

pdf-icon Draft agenda (107 kB)

pdf-icon Discussion paper (987 kB)

pdf-icon Set 1 - Energy, industrial processes and waste (1394 kB)

pdf-icon Set 2 - AFOLU (1403 kB)

pdf-icon Set 3 - cross-sectoral (736 kB)

pdf-icon List of participants (147 kB)

  Presenters and topic  Presentations
 Introduction of document for the workshop (Ms. Astrid Olsson and Ms. Sevdalina Todorova, UNFCCC secretariat)  pdf-icon Presentation (489 kB)
 Organizing work to re-design the CRF Reporter (Mr. Sergey Kononov, UNFCCC secretariat)  pdf-icon Presentation (163 kB)
 CRF Reporter, to 2014 and beyond (Mr. Rogier van der Haagen, UNFCCC secretariat)  pdf-icon Presentation (409 kB)
 

Workshop 2:  3-4 November 2010
The second workshop on the revision of the UNFCCC Annex I reporting guidelines for reporting of Inventories under the Convention was held 3-4 November 2010 at the UN Campus, Langer Eugen.

pdf-icon FCCC/SBSTA/2010/MISC.7/Add.3 (76 kB) (advanced version)

pdf-icon FCCC/SBSTA/2010/MISC.7/Add.2 (141 kB) (advanced version)

pdf-icon FCCC/SBSTA/2010/MISC.7/Add.1 (46 kB) (advanced version)

pdf-icon FCCC/SBSTA/2010/MISC.7 (267 kB) (advanced version)

pdf-icon Agenda (169 kB)

pdf-icon List of participants (148 kB)

pdf-icon Report (184 kB)

 Presenters and topic Presentations
SBSTA 32 and the first workshop on the revision of the UNFCCC Annex I reporting guidelines (Ms. Katia Simeonova, UNFCCC secretariat) Presentation
Revisiting the Use of Managed Land as a Proxy for Estimating National Anthropogenic Emissions and Removals (Mr. Simon Eggleston, IPCC-TFI-TSU) Presentation
IPCC Expert Meeting on HWP, Wetlands and Soil N20 (Mr. Taka Hiraishi, Co-chair, IPCC-TFI) Presentation
Tier 3 Approaches, Complex Models or Direct Measurements, in Greenhouse Gas Inventories
(Mr. Simon Eggleston, IPCC-TFI-TSU)
Presentation
Time-series consistency and recalculations (Ms. Astrid Olsson, UNFCCC secretariat) Presentation
The IPCC Emission Factor Database and options for updating or adding default parameters
(Ms. Astrid Olsson, UNFCCC secretariat, Mr. Simon Eggleston, IPCC-TFI-TSU)
Presentation
Emission Factor Database (Ms. Astrid Olsson, UNFCCC secretariat) Presentation
Methodological issues related to reporting when using the 2006 IPCC Guidelines:
Part I: AFOLU- reporting implications
Part II: Other reporting implications (Mr. Matthew Dudley, UNFCCC secretariat)
Presentation
Implications on revised UNFCCC Annex I reporting guidelines (Mr. Matthew Dudley, UNFCCC secretariat) Presentation
What lies ahead ... (Ms. Astrid Olsson, UNFCCC secretariat) Presentation 

Workshop 1: 27-28 May 2010
The first workshop was a pre-sessional workshop held on 27-28 May 2010 at the Wissenschaftszentrum. This meeting considered a schedule of activities and timelines leading up to the second meeting that is likely to be held in the 4th quarter of 2010. The report of this workshop will be considered by the SBSTA at its thirty-second session.

pdf-icon Agenda (107 kB)  

pdf-icon List of participants (144 kB)

Report 

 

 Presenters and topic Presentations
Overview of issues related to a revision of the UNFCCC Annex I reporting guidelines based on views submitted by Parties Process and timeline of the work programme – an example of a schedule of activities based on views submitted by Parties (Mr. Matthew Dudley, UNFCCC secretariat) pdf-icon Presentation (68 kB)
UNFCCC reporting guidelines – issues identified by Parties that are relevant for their revision - Overview of issues
(Mr. Matthew Dudley, UNFCCC secretariat)
pdf-icon Presentation (86 kB)
Reporting format tables – issues identified by Parties for consideration when developing new RFTs - Overview of issues
(Mr. Matthew Dudley, Mr. Rogier van der Haagen, UNFCCC secretariat)
pdf-icon Presentation (50 kB)
2006 IPCC guidelines – an overview of main changes in coverage of reporting and changes in methodologies, and an update on relevant activities of the IPCC-TSU
(Mr. Simon Eggleston, IPCC TSU)
pdf-icon Presentation (1124 kB)
Methodology issues identified by Parties concerning the use of the 2006 IPCC Guidelines that would require clarification or IPCC additional work - Overview of issues
(Mr. Matthew Dudley, UNFCCC secretariat)
 pdf-icon Presentation (45 kB)