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IPCC updates methodology for greenhouse gas inventories

by Futures Centre, May 22
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On May 13 2019, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released an update to its methodology used by governments to estimate their greenhouse gas emissions and removals.

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The new report provides guidelines to support accurate inventory of greenhouse gases. Using updated scientific methods, the requirement for governments to report their emissions and removals to the UNFCCC will be greatly improved and more transparent.

The new technologies and production processes that have emerged since the 2006 IPCC guidelines will improve the accuracy of reporting on four sectors: energy; industrial processes and product use; agriculture, forestry and other land use; and waste.

 

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