The “Guidelines for the technical review of information reported under the Convention related to
greenhouse gas inventories, biennial reports and national communications by Parties included in Annex I to
the Convention” were adopted by Parties at COP 19 in Warsaw (decision 23/CP.19). These review guidelines provide a solid foundation for the upcoming
technical reviews of NC6 and BR1 in early 2014 under the new IAR process.
The section on the guidelines for the review of GHG inventories is currently a placeholder in these newly
adopted review guidelines. The elaboration of these guidelines will be the focus of work under SBSTA in 2014.
Two technical workshops will be held in 2014 to progress with the revised review guidelines for GHG
inventories, which will be adopted at COP 20 according to the work programme under SBSTA.