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Morten Winther

Improving the Greenlandic Greenhouse Gas Inventory

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The project to improve the Greenlandic greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory was undertaken due to the recommendations made by the UNFCCC review team in connection with the 2008 and 2009 submissions by the Kingdom of Denmark. The improvements made to the Greenlandic GHG emission inventory were substantial. Firstly the full CRF format was implemented significantly increasing the level of detail. For the cross-cutting elements of the reporting a tier 1 uncertainty estimation was made. The uncertainty estimation showed a total uncertainty of the GHG emission of 5.8 %. A tier 1 key category analysis was made resulting in five key categories
due to level in 2008 and five further key categories due to the trend. Three categories were key for both level and trend. For the individual source sectors numerous improvements were made. This was both related to the estimation of previously missing sources and to refining the methodologies that had been previously used. The changes made to the Greenlandic GHG inventory as a result of this project resulted in recalculations of the GHG emission of 14.3 Gg of CO2 equivalents in 2007, which roughly corresponds to 2 % of the total GHG emissions
Original languageEnglish
PublisherNational Evironmental Research Institute, Aarhus University
Number of pages49
ISBN (Print)978-87-7073-220-8
ISBN (Electronic)1600-0048
Publication statusPublished - 2011
SeriesNERI Technical Report
Number817

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