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Maresa Apr 22, 2016 09:43 AM
I have a question regarding the "Annual European Union greenhouse gas inventory 1990–2011 and inventory report" of the years 2013, 2014 and 2015.

In all 3 reports is a table about the “Overview of Member State contributions to EU GHG emissions (excluding LULUCF) from 1990 to …”

But the values of the year 1990 are different in the 3 reports. I hope you can tell me the reason for this difference!?
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EEA Apr 26, 2016 03:07 PM
Dear Maresa,

The reason for this difference is that countries reporting GHG inventories to UNFCCC can and often have recalculations of emission estimates compared to the previous inventory submission. These recalculations have to be time-series consistent. Recalculations are a sign of improvements in methods, activity data and/or emission factors, each of which can affect emissions in different ways. Normally, countries have to indicate the main reasons for recalculations in chapter 10 of their national inventory reports. This happens indeed every year since the reporting to UNFCCC is annual.

I hope this information is helpful.

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