Iceland's multilateral assessment

The aim of the session is to assess Iceland's progress in implementation towards the achievement of emission reductions and removals related to its quantified economy-wide emission reduction targets for 2020.

Third IAR cycle - SBI 50 (Bonn, June 2019)
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Third biennial report (BR3) and
 technical review report (TRR3)

Seventh national communication (NC7) and review report (IDR7)

National GHG inventory submission and
report (ARR)

Questions and answers

SBI summary report

Presentation

    Broadcast of the session
Second IAR cycle - SBI 46 (Bonn, May 2017)
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Second biennial report (BR2) and technical review report (TRR2)

Latest national GHG inventory submission and report (ARR)

Questions and answers

SBI summary report

Presentation by Party

    Broadcast of the session
First IAR cycle - SBI 42 (Bonn, June 2015)
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First biennial report (BR ), CTF   and technical review report (TRR)

Sixth national communication (NC) and review report (IDR)

Questions

SBI summary report

Presentation

    Broadcast of the session
Quantified economy-wide emission reduction target for 2020

Iceland’s emission reduction target

Iceland communicated a target of a 30 per cent emission reduction by 2020 compared with 1990 levels, in a joint effort with the European Union, as part of a global and comprehensive agreement for the period beyond 2012, provided that other developed countries commit themselves to comparable emission reductions and that developing countries contribute adequately according to their responsibilities and respective capabilities. This target would be achieved jointly by Iceland and the European Union member States, with Iceland adhering fully to the European Union climate and energy package.

In addition, the Government of Iceland adopted in 2009 the goal of reducing the country’s net GHG emissions by 15 per cent by 2020 compared with 1990 levels, with the understanding that the rules governing the Kyoto Protocol would continue to apply after 2012.

Quantified economy-wide emission
reduction targets for 2020
Base year
(CO2,
CH4 and N2O)
Base year
(HFCs,
PFCs and SF6)
Base year (NF3)
LULUCF included
and accounting approach used         
Market-based mechanisms under
the Convention
20% (unconditional);
30% (conditional)
both relative to 1990
(To be fulfilled jointly with
the European Union
and its 28 member States)
1990
1990
1990
Yes - Activity
Yes

Source: As communicated to the secretariat and contained in document FCCC/SBSTA/2014/INF.6, unless otherwise specified.