Canada’s greenhouse gas inventory
As a signatory to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Canada is obligated to prepare and submit an annual national greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory covering anthropogenic emissions by sources and removals by sinks. Environment and Climate Change Canada is responsible for preparing Canada’s official national inventory with input from numerous experts and scientists across Canada. The National Inventory Report (NIR) contains Canada’s annual GHG emission estimates dating back to 1990.
The NIR, along with the Common Reporting Format (CRF) tables, comprise Canada’s inventory submission to the UNFCCC and are prepared in accordance with the UNFCCC Reporting Guidelines on annual inventories, Decision 24/CP.19.
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The national inventory must be prepared in accordance with international reporting guidelines and methodologies agreed to by the UNFCCC, including methodological procedures and guidelines prescribed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
- 2006 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories
- 2013 Supplement to the 2006 Guideline for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories Wetlands (Wetland supplement)
- Revised 1996 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Guideline for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories
- Good Practice Guidance and Uncertainty Management in National Greenhouse Gas Inventories
- Good Practice Guidance for Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry
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