report on Good Practice Guidance and Uncertainty Management in
National Greenhouse Gas Inventories is the response to the request
from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to complete
its work on uncertainty and prepare a report on good practice in inventory
provides good practice guidance to assist countries in producing
inventories that are neither over nor underestimates so far as can
be judged, and in which uncertainties are reduced as far as practicable.
To this end,
it supports the development of inventories that are transparent, documented,
consistent over time, complete, comparable, assessed for uncertainties,
subject to quality control and quality assurance, and efficient in
the use of resources.
This report does
not revise or replace the Revised 1996
IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, but
provides a reference that complements and is consistent with those
This report was
accepted by the IPCC Plenary at its 16th session held in Montreal,
1-8 May, 2000.
(GPGAUM-Corr.2001.01, 15 June 2001)