Greenhouse gas emissions

The Reporting Guidelines on annual inventories adopted by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) provide a common approach to reporting greenhouse gas emission inventories.

These guidelines set out methodologies and procedures to be followed for submitting consistent and comparable data on an annual basis in a timely, efficient and transparent manner to meet the needs of the Convention.

The guidelines require that parties prepare a National Inventory Report (NIR) as a key component of their annual submissions.

The purpose of the NIR is to describe the input data, methodologies, background information and the entire process of inventory compilation for greenhouse gases and to give details of any recalculations of historical inventories.

For more information on Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions inventory please see here.