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									Information on national inventory
systems and QA/QC procedures
  reported in national inventory
             reports
 Workshop on QA/QC of GHG inventories and
 the establishment of national inventory
 systems
 2-3 September 2004
                                    Bernd Gugele
              bernd.gugele@umweltbundesamt.at

       EUROPEAN TOPIC CENTRE ON AIR AND CLIMATE CHANGE
    Information availability
 National inventory reports available:
  – EU-15: 14 MS, not LU
  – New MS: 8 MS, not CY, MT
  – 2 MS 2003 NIR: PL, PT
 Scope of information varies:
  – EU-15:
    • NIS (Ch 1.2-1.3): 1 to 10 pages
    • QA/QC (Ch 1.6): - to 6 pages
  – New MS:
    • NIS (Ch 1.2-1.3): 0.5 to 4 pages
    • QA/QC (Ch 1.6): - to 0.5 pages
  – [+ annexes and sector specific information]
             EUROPEAN TOPIC CENTRE ON AIR AND CLIMATE CHANGE
            Conclusions (1)
 Definitions and wording:
  – QA/QC procedures, QA/QC process, QA/QC
    activities
  – QA/QC system, quality system, quality
    management system, QA/QC strategy
  – QA/QC plan, QA/QC programme
  – Improvement plan, improvement programme
  – Inventory plan
  – Verification is sometimes used for QC
    • GPG: comparison with reference calculations is dealt
      with under QC T2 and verification
           EUROPEAN TOPIC CENTRE ON AIR AND CLIMATE CHANGE
             Conclusions (2)
 National inventory system
  – No MS has established NIS according to Guidelines
  – first MS by end of 2004 (FI); some mention end of
    2005 in NIR
  – existing structures need to be adapted; no totally new
    system established
  – several MS have assigned the Single National Entity
  – No legal basis has been established so far (some MS
    consider); other MS work with contracts, MOUs (UK)
  – Most MS have established working groups/
    committees/ task forces/ expert panels for
    coordination and/or inventory preparation

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           Conclusions (3)
 QA/QC
 – No MS has QA/QC procedures in accordance with GPG
   in place
 – All MS carry out QC T1 activities to a certain extent
   (new MS mention lack of resources)
 – Seven MS seem to be at an advanced level of
   developing QA/QC procedures: AT, (DE), (DK), FI, FR,
   NL, UK
 – Four MS have quality management systems in place (at
   least for parts of the process): AT, FR, NL, UK
 – Some MS organise (sector specific) workshops
 – Difficulties with QA/QC of outside agencies

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          Conclusions (4)
 QA/QC
 – Experience with expert peer reviews: UK
 – Public review of GHG inventory: NL
 – EPER data for verification: IT




          EUROPEAN TOPIC CENTRE ON AIR AND CLIMATE CHANGE
       Information for non
           participants
 National inventory reports 2004:
  – GR, IT, EE, HU, LV, LT
  – No NIR available from LU, MT and CY
 Chapters:
  – 1.2-1.3: Institutional arrangements for
    inventory preparation, GHG inventory emissions
    inventory preparation process
  – 1.6. QA/QC plan


          EUROPEAN TOPIC CENTRE ON AIR AND CLIMATE CHANGE
                    Greece
 National inventory system:
  – Roles have been defined between the ministry,
    governmental agencies and other entities.
  – Single national entity designated: National Observatory
    Athens
  – Official specification of roles and co-operation still
    missing.
 QA/QC:
  – No QA/QC plan in place.
  – A plan is under development and will be implemented
    for 2005 submission.
  – Current procedures: reliability checks, archiving of
    EFs, comparison of CO2 emission estimates reference
    and sectoral approach, assessment of observed trends
            EUROPEAN TOPIC CENTRE ON AIR AND CLIMATE CHANGE
                            Italy
 National inventory system:
  – No national system in place.
  – In near future, a plan for a national system will be
    drafted.
  – Difficulties in timeliness, quality, transparency of some
    basic statistical data and completeness.
 QA/QC:
  – No specific QA/QC system in place.
  – QC activities: usual QC activities, documentation of
    methods and data changes resulting in recalculations
  – QA activities:
     •   Sector specific projects/workshops/expert panels
     •   Comparison of international with national activity data
     •   EPER data used for verification
     •   MeditAiraneo Project
     •   Local inventories
               EUROPEAN TOPIC CENTRE ON AIR AND CLIMATE CHANGE
                     Estonia
 National inventory system:
  – Since 1994 interministerial Committee of Climate
    Change (includes NGOs) responsible for implementing
    UNFCCC
  – Ministry of Env. organises the practical work for
    inventories and offers contracts for inventory
    preparation
  – Institute of Ecology at Tallinn Pedagogical University is
    responsible for the inventories and National
    Communications
 QA/QC:
  – The quality of emission data for different years and
    sectors varies.
  – No QA/QC system in place.

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                   Hungary
 National inventory system:
  – National Directorate for Environment, Nature and
    Water responsible for compiling GHG inventories
  – The inventory is prepared by two full-time persons
    assisted by 4 or 5 part-time officers (for 1-2 months).
 QA/QC:
  – Certain data are multiple-checked, time series are
    checked.
  – Several agencies providing data declared that they
    have QA systems in place. However actual information
    on the reliability of data was obtained from a few
    agencies only.

            EUROPEAN TOPIC CENTRE ON AIR AND CLIMATE CHANGE
                    Latvia
 National inventory system:
  – No national system in place.
  – Inventory prepared by Latvian Environment
    Agency in cooperation with several sectoral
    institutions.
 QA/QC:
  – QA/QC activities according to GPG are not
    performed due to lack of resources.
  – Limited QA/QC activities are performed.


           EUROPEAN TOPIC CENTRE ON AIR AND CLIMATE CHANGE
                 Lithuania
 National inventory system:
  – Inventory is prepared by one person at the
    Ministry of Environment based on data from
    other institutions.
  – Discussions are ongoing if EPA is taking over
    the compilation of GHG inventories
 QA/QC:
  – A QA/QC system still has to be put into place.




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