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Background Papers
IPCC Expert Meetings on Good Practice Guidance and Uncertainty Management in National Greenhouse Gas Inventories

 


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Cover of Good Practice reportThe report on Good Practice Guidance and Uncertainty Management in National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (Good Practice Report) was published in the year 2000. During the preparation of the Good Practice Report, many scientific and/or technical papers were produced as background material for the issues to be included in the report. These papers served as the basis for the discussions at the expert meetings and in preparing the final texts of the Good Practice Report.

The publication of this background material as IPCC Supporting Material was decided during the preparation of the Good Practice Report. The papers were seen to contain much valuable scientific and technical material that would enhance the understanding of the compilation of national greenhouse gas inventories.

This publication, "Background Papers - IPCC Expert Meetings on Good Practice Guidance and Uncertainty Management in National Greenhouse Gas Inventories" has the same basic structure as the Good Practice Report. The background for the project on the preparation of the Good Practice Report is addressed in the first paper, options and background for good practice guidance for the main IPCC Sectors (Energy, Industrial Processes, Agriculture, and Waste) are given in the following 27 papers. Cross-cutting issues like quantification of uncertainties, methodological choice including key source identification and verification are discussed in the last three papers.

This publication has not been subject to formal IPCC review processes and should therefore be considered only as material supporting the deeper understanding of estimation and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions and removals as well as providing additional references to related scientific and technical work.


Contents, Acknowledgement, Preface, Basic Information

General Background
General Background Paper (pp.1-13)

Energy
CO2 Emissions from Stationary Combustion of Fossil Fuels (pp.15-40)
Non-CO2 Emissions from Stationary Combustion (pp.41-54)
Emissions: Energy, Road Transport (pp.55-70)
CO2, CH4, and N2O Emissions from Transportation-water-borne Navigation (pp.71-92)
Aircraft Emissions (pp.93-102)
Fugitive Emissions from Oil and Natural Gas Activities (pp.103-127)
CH4 Emissions: Coal Mining and Handling (pp.129-144)
Estimating Uncertainties in GHG Emissions from Fuel Combustion (pp.145-173)

Industrial Processes
CO2 Emissions from Cement Production (pp.175-182)
N2O Emissions from Adipic Acid and Nitric Acid Production (pp.183-195)
PFC Emissions from Primary Aluminium Production (pp.197-216)
SF6 Emissions from Magnesium (pp.217-226)
SF6 from Electrical Equipment and Other Uses (pp.227-241)
PFC, HFC, NF3 and SF6 Emissions from Semiconductor Manufacturing (pp.243-255)
Emissions of Substitutes for Ozone-depleting Substances (pp.257-270)
HFC-23 Emissions from HCFC-22 Production (pp.271-283)
Global Emission Sources of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Industrial Processes: SF6 (pp.285-295)

Agriculture
CH4 Emissions from Enteric Fermentation (pp.297-320)
CH4 and N2O Emissions from Livestock Manure (pp.321-338)
CH4 Emissions from Animal Manure (pp.339-348)
N2O Emissions from Animal Waste Management Systems (pp.349-360)
N2O: Direct Emissions from Agricultural Soils (pp.361-380)
Indirect N2O Emissions from Agriculture (pp.381-397)
CH4 Emissions from Rice Agriculture (pp.399-417)

Waste
CH4 Emissions from Solid Waste Disposal (pp.419-439)
CH4 and N2O Emissions from Waste Water Handling (pp.441-454)
Emissions from Waste Incineration (pp.455-468)

Cross-cutting Issues
Good Practice - Methodological Choice (pp.469-505)
QA/QC of Inventory Systems (pp.507-522)
Checks and Verification at National and International Levels (pp.523-544)