National Inventory Report 2009

Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, 2011

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The National Inventory Report 2009 is submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as part of Australia’s reporting obligations under that Convention and the Kyoto Protocol (KP). It contains national greenhouse gas emission estimates for the period 1990-2009 compiled under the rules for reporting applicable to the UNFCCC and also estimates for 2008 and 2009 compiled using the reporting rules applicable to the Kyoto Protocol.

The principal difference between the UNFCCC and Kyoto Protocol accounting relates to the treatment of the land use, land use change and forestry activities. The UNFCCC inventory also includes reporting of indirect greenhouse gases for which global warming potentials are not available.

National Greenhouse Gas Inventory 2009 corrigenda

Corrigenda to the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory—Accounting for the Kyoto Target: December Quarter 2010
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10. Figure 8 Figure has been updated to correct values on the y-axis.
17. Figure 16 Figure has been updated to correct values on the y-axis.
32. Appendix 3, Table 1, Footnote (a) Footnote has been updated as follows:

(a) The Government has specified emission reduction targets based on 2000 emission levels. Using previous technical assumptions, the estimate is 554.7 Mt CO2‑e. This comprises the national inventory total for emission sources listed under Annex A of the Kyoto Protocol (496.1 Mt CO2‑e) and specified LULUCF activities (58.6 Mt CO2‑e). Specified LULUCF activities comprise emissions from land use change (69.5 Mt CO2‑e) and afforestation and reforestation since 1990 (-10.9 Mt CO2‑e), consistent with approaches used under the Kyoto Protocol. Definitions and accounting issues for future targets and base years, such as in relation to 2020, are subject to international negotiation.

Note: Since its initial public release on 18 April 2011, this report was updated on 5 May 2011 according to the Corrigenda. The Corrigenda applies to the printed version of this report.

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