The table below explains different levels of the access rights and corresponding explanation for each role. It
is important to note that the roles are not necessarily identical to a person’s title (e.g. NFP) and that
a person can take on several roles (which may be necessary for some countries).
Type of access rights
Process to gain access rights
NFP: Will be responsible for identifying the members of the team and is the only one
who has the right to approve the submission.
NFPs will be able to create, edit, update or delete all of their country’s GHG data entries and
grant access rights to ‘Project manager’ and 'Sectoral experts' for their country
if they choose to.
For the purpose of this NAIIS web application, the NFP can be any expert/member nominated by
the NFP for the UNFCCC, on behalf of its country.
Parties that have not already requested and received access rights can obtain them by having their NFP
(Note: Some Parties may have more than 1 individual acting as NFPs; however the system can
accommodate only 1 account per Party)
Project manager: Will have rights to enter/edit data in all sectors, as well as to
generate official submission.
Entities will be provided these rights by their NFP. If a Party decides to grant access to a PM, their
NFP will be able to create such user account on the NAIIS application.
Sectoral experts: Will have rights to enter/edit data in respective sector(s).
Experts will be provided these rights by their NFP. If a Party decides to grant access to Sectoral
Experts, the NFP will be able to create such user accounts and assign them in respective sector(s).
As per Article 4, paragraph 1 (a), and Article 12, paragraph 1(a) of the Convention, non-Annex I Parties are
required to communicate to the Conference of the Parties a national inventory of anthropogenic emissions by
sources and removals by sinks of all greenhouse gases (GHGs) not controlled by the Montreal Protocol, to the
extent its capacities permit, following the guidelines contained in annex to decision17/CP.8.
In order to facilitate non-Annex I Parties in developing and reporting their GHG inventories as a part of
their national communications, the secretariat developed an Excel-based software which incorporated all the
elements of a national GHG inventory prescribed by decision 17/CP.8. The software was based on the IPCC
inventory software version 1.1 which used the Tier 1 methodologies for estimating GHG emissions and removals
for all source categories described in the Revised 1996 IPCC Guidelines, and further complimented by
Since its release in 2005, most non-Annex I Parties have been using that software for development of their
national GHG inventories. In December 2011, Parties requested the secretariat to upgrade the software
and make it available to non-Annex I Parties by June 2013. Pursuant to that request, the secretariat upgraded
the current Excel-based version of the software (v.1.3.2)² into a web-based application that provides
greater degree of flexibility in using it as well as enable a prompt upgrade of the application to respond to
any possible methodological changes that may occur in the UNFCCC process, such as the possible switch to the
use of the 2006 IPCC Guidelines in the reporting of national GHG inventories by non-Annex I Parties.
Upon request to the secretariat, each non-Annex I Party will be provided with an access to a password enabled
working space in the web-based application. The individual working space will contain the following
1. Software to estimate and report GHG emissions, conduct key source analysis, consistency and completeness
checks, and report the results of uncertainty analysis;³
2. Export to and import from in the Excel and Xml format;
3. Inventory management, including management of users and different versions of the inventory;
4. Archiving of the finalized inventories;