20th June 2018

IPCC opens review of 2019 Refinement to National Greenhouse Gas Inventories

Registration is now open to review the second order draft of the 2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories 2019 Refinement). The 2019 Refinement is an update to the guidelines or methodologies that countries use to estimate their anthropogenic emissions by sources and removals by sinks of greenhouse gases. The refinement of the IPCC’s previous guidelines published in 2006 is necessary to provide an updated and sound scientific basis for supporting the preparation and continuous improvement of national greenhouse gas inventories.
IPCC reports go through multiple stages of review to ensure an objective and comprehensive assessment of the latest science. The first draft is reviewed by experts, the second draft by governments and experts and the final draft by governments only. The second draft of methodology report is reviewed alongside a first draft of the Overview Chapter.
The Co-Chairs of the IPCC’s Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories(TFI), Kiyoto Tanabe and Eduardo Calvo Buendia, stressed the importance of the review in the IPCC process. Therefore they invite governments and experts from all over the world to comment on the accuracy and completeness of the draft’s scientific information as well as its overall balance.
The preparation of the methodology report is managed by two co-chairs, coming from a developed and a developing country, and supported by an international staff known as Technical Support Unit.
The government and expert review will start on 2nd July for a 10-week period. It will end at midnight Geneva time (GMT+2) on 9th September 2018. Review Editors will make sure that all comments submitted are afforded appropriate consideration by the authors of the report. All comments together with responses by the authors will be published along with the report when it is finalized.
People wishing to be an expert reviewer of the 2019 Refinement must register through the TFI website. Registration opened on Monday and closes on 2nd September 2018.

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