2013 Supplement to 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories:
The Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (TFI) is developing additional national-level inventory methodological guidance on wetlands, including default emission factor values, with the aim to fill gaps in the coverage of wetlands and organic soils in the 2006 IPCC Guidelines.
Following an invitation from the UNFCCC to “undertake further methodological work on wetlands, focusing on the rewetting and restoration of peatland, with a view to filling in the gaps in the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories” (FCCC/SBSTA/2010/13, paragraph 72), an IPCC Expert Meeting on Scoping Additional Guidance on Wetlands was held, on 30 March – 1 April 2011 and its proposal was presented to the 33rd session of the IPCC held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 10-13 May 2011.
The IPCC at its 35th Session held in Geneva, Switzerland on 6-9 June 2012 agreed to change the timeline for this to allow the 2013 Revised Supplementary Methods and Good Practice Guidance Arising from the Kyoto Protocol to be completed in parallel. The final draft will be considered by the IPCC at a session to be held in October 2013. The meeting dates below indicate the revised timeline.
Work on the production of the guidance has since been ongoing with three Lead Author meetings convened since 2011. The Government and Expert Review of the Second Order Draft (SOD) is under way from 11th February 2013, in accordance with the "Procedures for the preparation, review, acceptance, adoption, approval and publication of IPCC Reports" [See below section Government and Expert Review]. Review is an essential part of the IPCC process to ensure objective and complete assessment of the current scientific information. In the course of the multi-stage review process - first by experts and then by governments and experts - both expert reviewers and governments are invited to comment on the accuracy and completeness of the scientific/technical/socio-economic content and the overall balance of the drafts.
|Timeline for the 2013 Supplement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories: Wetlands
|First Lead Author Meeting
||31 October - 3 November 2011
|First Science Meeting
||24 - 26 January 2012
|Second Lead Author Meeting
||Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
||14 - 16 February 2012
||16 April - 11 June 2012
|Third Lead Author Meeting
||17 - 19 July 2012
|Second Science Meeting
||8 - 10 January 2013
||11 February - 7 April 2013 *
|Fourth Lead Author Meeting
||20 - 24 May 2013
||12 August - 8 September 2013
|IPCC Panel Adoption/Acceptance
||14 - 18 October 2013
* Due to a one-week delay in uploading Chapter 2, submission of comments on Chapter 2 will be accepted until 14 April 2013.
Government and Expert Review
The Government and Expert Review of the Second Order Draft of the 2013 Supplement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories: Wetlands is now closed. Thank you for your participation.