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Morten Winther

Verification of the Danish 1990, 2000 and 2010 emission inventory data

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Danish emission values, implied emission factors and activity data for the national greenhouse gas inventory are assessed according to an updated verification procedure. Focus is on 25 identified key categories, represented by 29 verification categories, and 28 Annex II indicators covering energy, agriculture, industry and waste. The data are based on the national greenhouse gas inventories for the years 1990 (base year), 2000 and 2010, as reported in 2012, and provided by the UNFCCC and EU. Inter-country comparison and time series consistency check of emissions and implied emission factors is made for EU15 countries, excluding Luxemburg and including Norway and Switzerland and for some verification steps also including Australia, Canada, Japan, Russian Federation, USA and aggregated values for EU15 and EU27. National and inter-country verification and time trend consistency check of activity data is made with data for energy consumption (Eurostat), agricultural statistics (Eurostat), industrial processes (UN) and waste disposal (OECD). Verification in this approach is a combination of qualitative and quantitative assessments and can assist to identify sectors and categories that require more attention and thus facilitates the prioritisation of efforts that are required to obtain more accurate and reliable emission inventories in the future.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherAarhus University, DCE - Danish Centre for Environment and Energy
Number of pages85
Publication statusPublished - 2014
SeriesScientific Report from DCE - Danish Centre for Environment and Energy

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