The ultimate objective of UNFCCC is to achieve "... stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system." A GHG Inventory is an estimation of the greenhouse gas emissions and removals of a country and therefore essential and mandatory element of the UNFCCC reporting.
A GHG inventory comprises of estimating emissions (and removals) from all source categories:
- Industrial Processes and Product Use,
- Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use,
based on the principles of Transparency, Accuracy, Consistency, Comparability and Completeness (TACCC–principles).
This training aimed to develop capacity in government institutions, industry and the private sector, in the following areas:
- Develop comprehensive, detailed and accurate national greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories using the latest IPCC 2006 Guidelines;
- Provide training on the IPCC software for estimation of GHGs;
- Prepare the required information for UNFCCC reports such as NCs and BURs.
All sectors and categories, as defined by the IPCC where covered, with specific focus on the sectors and categories that are particularly relevant for the phase 2 countries.