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Document 32014R0749

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 749/2014 of 30 June 2014 on structure, format, submission processes and review of information reported by Member States pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council

OJ L 203, 11.7.2014, p. 23–90 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

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11.7.2014   

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Official Journal of the European Union

L 203/23


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 749/2014

of 30 June 2014

on structure, format, submission processes and review of information reported by Member States pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2013 on a mechanism for monitoring and reporting greenhouse gas emissions and for reporting other information at national and Union level relevant to climate change and repealing Decision No 280/2004/EC (1), and in particular Articles 7(7), 7(8), 8(2), 12(3), 17(4) and 19(5) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

The information reported to the Commission pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 is necessary to enable the assessment of the actual progress towards meeting the Union's and the Member States' commitments relating to the limitation or reduction of all greenhouse gas emissions under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) approved by Council Decision 94/69/EC (2), its Kyoto Protocol approved by Council Decision 2002/358/EC (3) and the set of Union legal acts, adopted in 2009, collectively referred to as the ‘Climate and Energy Package’. It also enables the preparation of annual reports by the Union in accordance with the obligations under the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol.

(2)

Decision 19/CMP.1 of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol lays down the guidelines for national greenhouse gas inventory systems the Parties to the Convention should apply. In Decision 24/CP.19 of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC on the revision of the UNFCCC reporting guidelines on annual inventories for Parties included in Annex I to the UNFCCC, the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC agreed on the use by the Parties to the UNFCCC of the 2006 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Guidelines for National Greenhouse gas inventories, the use of new IPCC global warming potential values and revised common reporting format tables as included in an Annex to that Decision.

(3)

Following the replacement of Decision No 280/2004/EC (4) by Regulation (EU) No 525/2013, Commission Decision No 2005/166/EC (5) laying down rules implementing Decision 280/2004/EC needs to be updated in order to take into account the changes in the internationally agreed guidelines and to ensure uniform conditions for the implementation of those provisions that are new in the Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 as compared to Decision 280/2004/EC. Such uniform implementing provisions should cover the reporting of greenhouse gas inventories, approximated greenhouse gas inventories, information on systems for policies and measures and projections, the use of auctioning revenue and project credits and for the purposes of Decision No 529/2013/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council (6). Given the number of changes that are necessary to Decision No 2005/166/EC it is appropriate to repeal and replace it.

(4)

To ensure that compliance with Decision No 406/2009/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (7) is assessed in a credible, consistent, transparent and timely manner, Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 sets up at Union level a review process of the greenhouse gas inventories submitted by the Member States. It is necessary to determine the timing and steps for the conduct of the comprehensive and annual reviews of Member States' greenhouse gas inventories to ensure the timely and effective implementation of the review process.

(5)

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No C(2014) 1539 (8) establishes substantive requirements for the Union inventory system to fulfil the obligations set out in Decision 19/CMP.1 of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol. To ensure the timely and effective implementation of the obligations, it is necessary to lay down timescales for cooperation and coordination between the Commission and the Member States in preparing the Union greenhouse gas inventory report.

(6)

To ensure legal certainty concerning the reporting obligations of the Union and of the Member States upon expiration of the additional period for fulfilling commitments of the Kyoto Protocol, the effects of Articles 18, 19 and 24 of Decision No 2005/166/EC should be maintained.

(7)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Climate Change Committee,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

CHAPTER I

SUBJECT MATTER AND DEFINITIONS

Article 1

Subject matter

This Regulation establishes rules implementing Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 as regards the following:

(a)

Member States' reporting of greenhouse gas inventories, approximated greenhouse gas inventories and of information on policies and measures and projections, on the use of auctioning revenue and of project credits pursuant to Articles 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, and 17 of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013;

(b)

Member States' reporting for the purposes of Decision No 529/2013/EU;

(c)

the timing and steps for the conduct of the comprehensive and annual reviews of Member States' greenhouse gas inventories pursuant to Article 19 of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013;

(d)

timescales for the cooperation and coordination between the Commission and the Member States in preparing the Union greenhouse gas inventory report.

Article 2

Definitions

For the purposes of this Regulation, the following definitions shall apply:

(1)

‘common reporting format table’ means a table for information on anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions by sources and removals by sinks included in Annex II to Decision 24/CP.19 of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) (Decision 24/CP.19) and in the Annex to Decision 6/CMP.9 of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol;

(2)

‘reference approach’ means the reference approach by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), as contained in the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories as applicable pursuant to Article 6 of Delegated Regulation (EU) No C(2014) 1539.

(3)

‘approach 1’ means the basic method included in the 2006 IPCC Guidelines or the 2003 IPCC Good Practice Guidelines;

(4)

‘key category’ means a category which has a significant influence on a Member State's or the Union's total inventory of greenhouse gases in terms of the absolute level of emissions and removals, the trend in emissions and removals, or uncertainty in emissions and removals;

(5)

‘sectoral approach’ means the IPCC sectoral approach, as contained in the 2006 IPCC Guidelines.

CHAPTER II

REPORTING BY MEMBER STATES

Article 3

General rules for reporting greenhouse gas inventories

1.   Member States shall report the information referred to in Article 7(1) to (5) of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 to the Commission with a copy to the European Environment Agency by completing, in accordance with Article 6 of Delegated Regulation (EU) No C(2014) 1539 and with the rules provided for in this Regulation:

(a)

the common reporting format tables by providing a complete set of spread sheets or Extensible Markup Language (XML) files, depending on the availability of the appropriate software, and covering that Member State's geographical scope under Regulation (EU) No 525/2013;

(b)

the standard electronic format for reporting Kyoto Protocol units and the related reporting instructions as adopted by the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol;

(c)

the Annexes I to VIII and X to XV to this Regulation.

2.   The complete national inventory report referred to in Article 7(3) of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 shall be drafted based on the structure set out in the Appendix to the UNFCCC reporting guidelines on annual greenhouse gas inventories as included in Annex I to Decision 24/CP.19 and following the rules provided for in this Regulation.

Article 4

Reporting in the National Inventory Report or in an annex to the National Inventory Report

1.   Member States shall include the information and the tabular formats required by Articles 6, 7, 9 to 16 in the National Inventory Report or in a separate annex to the National Inventory Report, as specified in Annex I.

2.   Where Member States may choose whether the information and the tabular formats to be reported are included in the National Inventory Report or in a separate annex to the National Inventory Report, Member States shall clearly indicate where the information is provided by completing Annex I.

Article 5

Processes for reporting

Member States shall use the ReportNet tools of the European Environment Agency, provided pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 401/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council (9), for the submission of the information under Articles 4, 5, 7, 8, 12 to 17 of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013.

Article 6

Reporting on national inventory systems

1.   Member States shall report the information on their national inventory systems referred to in Article 5(1) of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 in textual format, specifying:

(a)

the name and contact information for the national entity with overall responsibility for the national inventory of the Member State;

(b)

the roles and responsibilities of various agencies and entities in relation to the inventory planning, preparation and management process, as well as the institutional, legal and procedural arrangements made to prepare the inventory;

(c)

a description of the process for collecting activity data, for selecting emission factors and methods, and for developing emission estimates;

(d)

a description of the approaches used and the results of key category identification;

(e)

a description of the processes which determine when recalculations of previously submitted inventory data are performed;

(f)

a description of the quality assurance and quality control plan, its implementation and the quality objectives established, and information on internal and external evaluation and review processes and their results in accordance with the guidelines for national systems set out in the Annex to Decision 19/CMP.1 of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol;

(g)

a description of the procedures for the official consideration and approval of the inventory.

2.   Member States shall report a description of the arrangements made to ensure access of the competent inventory authorities to the information referred to in Article 5(2) of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 including information on the organizations providing the information, the regular scheduling of the access to information, the level of disaggregation and completeness to which access is provided.

Article 7

Reporting on consistency of the reported data on air pollutants

1.   Member States shall report textual information on the results of the checks referred to in Article 7(1)(m)(i) of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 and on the consistency of the data pursuant to Article 7(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 including:

(a)

a brief assessment whether the emissions estimates of carbon monoxide (CO), sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and volatile organic compounds, in inventories submitted by the Member State under Directive 2001/81/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (10) and under the UNECE Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution are consistent with the corresponding emission estimates in greenhouse gas inventories under Regulation (EU) No 525/2013.

(b)

the submission dates of the reports under Directive 2001/81/EC and under the UNECE Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution that were compared with the inventory submission under Regulation (EU) No 525/2013.

2.   Where the checks referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article result in differences of more than +/–5 % between the total emissions excluding Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) for a particular air pollutant reported under Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 and respectively under Directive 2001/81/EC or the UNECE Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution for the year X-2, the Member State concerned shall report in accordance with the tabular format set out in Annex II to this Regulation in addition to the textual information pursuant to paragraph 1 of this Article for that air pollutant.

3.   Member States may report only textual information if the difference of more than +/– 5 % referred to in paragraph 2 derives from correction of data errors, differences in geographical coverage or in scope of application in between the respective legal instruments.

Article 8

Reporting on recalculations

Member States shall report the reason for recalculations of the base year or period and of year X-3 referred to in Article 7(1)(e) of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 in the tabular format set out in Annex III to this Regulation.

Article 9

Reporting on implementation of recommendations and adjustments

1.   Under Article 7(1)(j) of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013, Member States shall report on the status of implementation of each adjustment and of each recommendation listed in the most recently published individual UNFCCC review report, including reasons for not implementing such a recommendation, in accordance with the tabular format specified in Annex IV to this Regulation.

2.   Member States shall report on the status of implementation of each recommendation listed in the most recent review report pursuant to Article 35(2) in accordance with the tabular format specified in Annex IV.

Article 10

Reporting on consistency of reported emissions with data from the emissions trading scheme

1.   Member States shall report the information referred to in Article 7(1)(k) of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 in accordance with the tabular format set out in Annex V to this Regulation.

2.   Member States shall report textual information on the results of the checks performed pursuant to Article 7(1)(l) of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013.

Article 11

Reporting on consistency of the data reported on fluorinated greenhouse gases

Member States shall report textual information on the results of the checks referred to in Article 7(1)(m)(ii) of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 including:

(a)

a description of the checks performed by the Member State concerning the level of detail, the data sets and the submissions compared;

(b)

a description of the main results of the checks and explanations for the main inconsistencies;

(c)

information whether the data collected by operators under Article 3(6) of Regulation (EC) No 842/2006 (11) has been made use of and how;

(d)

where the checks have not been performed, an explanation of the reasons why the checks were not considered to be relevant.

Article 12

Reporting on consistency with energy data

1.   Under Article 7(1)(m)(iii) of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013, Member States shall report textual information on the comparison between the reference approach calculated on the basis of the data included in the greenhouse gas inventory and the reference approach calculated on the basis of the data reported pursuant to Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 1099/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council (12) and Annex B to that Regulation.

2.   Member States shall provide quantitative information and explanations for differences of more than +/– 2 % in the total national apparent fossil fuel consumption at aggregate level for all fossil fuel categories for the year X-2 in accordance with the tabular format set out in Annex VI.

Article 13

Reporting on changes in descriptions of national inventory systems or registries

Member States shall clearly state in the relevant chapters of the national inventory report if there have been no changes in the description of their national inventory systems or of their national registries referred to in Article 7(1)(n) and (o) of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 since the previous submission of the national inventory report.

Article 14

Reporting on uncertainty and completeness

1.   For the purposes of reporting on uncertainty under Article 7(1)(p) of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013, Member States shall report approach 1 uncertainty estimates for

(a)

emission levels and trends and

(b)

activity data and emission factors or other estimation parameters used at the appropriate category level using the tabular format set out in Annex VII to this Regulation.

2.   The general assessment of completeness referred to in Article 7(1)(p) of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 shall include:

(a)

an overview of the categories that have been reported as not estimated (NE), as defined in the UNFCCC reporting guidelines on annual greenhouse gas inventories included in Annex I to Decision 24/CP.19, and detailed explanations for the use of this notation key especially where the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories provide methods for estimation of greenhouse gases;

(b)

a description of the geographical coverage of the greenhouse gas inventory.

3.   Where a Member State submits inventories with different geographical coverage under the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol and under Regulation (EU) No 525/2013, that Member State shall provide a short description of the principles and methods applied to distinguish emissions and removals reported for the Union's territory from emissions and removals reported for non-Union territories when compiling the inventory for the Union's territory of the respective Member State.

Article 15

Reporting on other elements for the preparation of the Union greenhouse gas inventory report

1.   To enable the preparation of the Union greenhouse gas inventory report as referred to in Article 7(1)(p) of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013, Member States shall report the information on the methods and emission factors used for those categories identified as Union key category in the relevant XML files and common reporting format tables.

2.   For the purposes of paragraph 1, the Commission shall provide the list of most recent Union's key categories by 31 October of the year prior to the inventory submission.

3.   Member States shall explain and interpret past emission trends and inter-annual variations at aggregate level in each sector including reference to the main drivers identified to have significant impacts on the trends. The focus shall lie on the explanation of changes in the most recent inventory year compared with 1990 and on explanations of significant inter-annual variations for the most recent years of reporting, in particular from year X-3 to year X-2.

Article 16

Reporting on major changes to methodological descriptions

By 15 March of each year, Member States shall report the major changes to the methodological descriptions in the national inventory report since its submission due on 15 April of the previous year, in the tabular format set out in Annex VIII.

Article 17

Reporting approximated greenhouse gas inventories

1.   Member States shall report approximated greenhouse gas inventories as referred to in Article 8(1) of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013, in accordance with the common reporting format table — Summary table 2 as following:

(a)

at a level of disaggregation of source categories reflecting the activity data and methods available for the preparation of estimates for the year X-1;

(b)

excluding the total approximated CO2 equivalent emissions and removals from LULUCF;

(c)

adding two columns for reporting the split between emissions included in the scope of the Union's emissions trading scheme established by Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (13) and emissions covered by Decision No 406/2009/EC by source category, where available.

2.   Member States shall provide explanations including on main drivers for the trends in emissions reported in Summary table 2 compared to the inventory already reported. Such explanation shall reflect only the information available for the preparation of estimates for the year X-1.

Article 18

Timescales for cooperation and coordination in preparing the Union greenhouse gas inventory report

Member States and the Commission shall cooperate and coordinate in the preparation of the Union greenhouse gas inventory and of the Union inventory report and comply with the time-limits set out in Annex IX.

Article 19

Reporting on the determination of the assigned amount

Member States shall submit a report with the information necessary to facilitate the calculation of the joint assigned amount and the assigned amount of the Union pursuant to Article 3, paragraphs 7bis, 8 and 8bis of the Kyoto Protocol for the second commitment period in accordance with Annex I to Decision 2/CMP.8 related to that report, to the Commission three months prior to the time limit for submission of that report to the UNFCCC.

Article 20

Reporting on national systems for policies and measures and projections

Member States shall report on national systems for policies and measures and projections referred to in Article 13(1)(a) of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013, including:

(a)

information concerning the relevant institutional, legal and procedural arrangements, including the designation of the appropriate national entity or entities entrusted with overall responsibility for the policy evaluation of the Member State concerned and for the projections of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions;

(b)

a description of relevant institutional, legal and procedural arrangements established within a Member State for evaluating policy and for making projections of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions by sources and removals by sinks;

(c)

a description of the relevant procedural arrangements and timescales to ensure the timeliness, transparency, accuracy, consistency, comparability and completeness of the information reported on policies and measures and the information reported on projections;

(d)

a description of the overall process for the collection and use of data, together with an assessment of whether consistent processes for collection and use of data are underpinning the evaluation of policies and measures and the making of projections as well as the different projected sectors in the making of projections;

(e)

a description of the process for selecting assumptions, methodologies and models for policy evaluation, and for making projections of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions;

(f)

a description of the quality assurance and quality control activities and of the sensitivity analysis for projections carried out.

Article 21

Reporting on updates to Member States' low-carbon development strategies

Member States shall report on updates of their low-carbon development strategies referred to in Article 13(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013, including information concerning:

(a)

the objective and a short description of the update carried out;

(b)

the legal status of the low-carbon development strategy and of its update;

(c)

the changes and expected impacts of the update on the implementation of the low-carbon development strategy;

(d)

the timeline and a description of the progress for the implementation of the low-carbon development strategy and of its update, and where available, an assessment of the projected costs and benefits associated with the update;

(e)

the manner in which the information is made available to the public pursuant to Article 4(3) of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013.

Article 22

Reporting on policies and measures

1.   Member States shall report the information on policies and measures referred to in Article 13(1)(c), (d) and (e) of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 in accordance with the tabular formats set out in Annex XI to this Regulation and using the reporting template provided and the submission process introduced by the Commission.

2.   Member States shall report qualitative information regarding the links between the different policies and measures reported pursuant paragraph 1 and the way such policies and measures contribute to the different projection scenarios including an assessment of their contribution to the achievement of a low-carbon development strategy, in a textual format in addition to the tabular format referred to in paragraph 1.

Article 23

Reporting on projections

1.   Member States shall report the information on projections of anthropogenic greenhouse gases emissions by sources and removals by sinks referred to in Article 14 of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 in accordance with the tabular formats set out in Annex XII to this Regulation, using the reporting template provided and the submission process introduced by the Commission.

2.   Member States shall provide additional information, in a textual format, regarding:

(a)

the results of the sensitivity analysis for the total reported greenhouse gas emissions, together with a brief explanation on which parameters were varied and how.

(b)

the results of the sensitivity analysis split on total emissions covered by Decision No 406/2009/EC, total emissions included in the scope of the Union's emissions trading scheme established by Directive 2003/87/EC and total LULUCF emissions when such information is available;

(c)

the year of inventory data (base year) and year of inventory report used as a starting point for the projections;

(d)

the methodologies used for the projections, including a brief description of models used and their sectoral, geographical and temporal coverage, references for further information on the models and information on key exogenous assumptions and parameters used.

3.   Nine months before the time-limit for submission of a report on projections pursuant to Article 14(1) of Regulation (EC) No 525/2013 and in consultation with the Member States, the Commission shall recommend harmonised values for key supra-nationally determined parameters including carbon prices under emission trading scheme, international oil and coal import prices, with a view of ensuring consistency of the aggregated Union projections.

Article 24

Reporting on the use of auctioning revenues

Member States shall report the information on the use of auctioning revenues referred to in Article 17(1)(b) and (c) and Article 17(2) of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 in accordance with the tabular formats set out in Annex XIII to this Regulation.

Article 25

Reporting on the project credits used for compliance with Decision No 406/2009/EC

Member States shall report the information on the project credits used for compliance with Decision No 406/2009/EC referred to in Article 17(1)(a) and (d) of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 in accordance the tabular format set out in Annex XIV to this Regulation.

Article 26

Reporting on summary information on concluded transfers

1.   Member States shall report the summary information on concluded transfers pursuant to Article 3(4) and (5) of Decision No 406/2009/EC in accordance with the tabular format set out in Annex XV to this Regulation.

2.   The Commission services shall compile and make available electronically a report summarizing the information provided by Member States on annual basis. Such report shall provide only aggregated data and shall not disclose information from individual Member States on prices per unit of annual emission allocation.

CHAPTER III

UNION EXPERT REVIEW OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

Article 27

Organisation of the Reviews

1.   In conducting the reviews referred to in Article 19(1) and (2) of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 the Commission and the European Environment Agency shall be supported by a technical experts review team.

2.   The European Environment Agency shall act as Secretariat for the reviews.

3.   The Commission and the European Environment Agency shall select a sufficient number of review experts and covering the appropriate inventory sectors in order to ensure an adequate review of the greenhouse gas inventories concerned within the time period available.

4.   The review experts selected pursuant to paragraph 3 shall have experience in the area of greenhouse gas inventories compilation and, preferably be active in greenhouse gas review processes.

5.   A member of the technical experts review team who has contributed to the compilation of an individual Member State's greenhouse gas inventory, or who is a national of the Member State' whose inventory is concerned, shall not take part in the review of that inventory.

6.   The Commission and the European Environment Agency shall strive to ensure that the review of greenhouse gas inventories is performed consistently across all Member States concerned and in an objective manner, in order to ensure a high quality of the resulting technical assessments.

7.   The reviews shall be carried out as desk-based or centralized reviews.

8.   The Secretariat may decide to organize:

(a)

a desk-based and centralized review in the same year;

(b)

an in-country visit in addition to the desk-based or centralized reviews upon recommendation of the technical experts review team and in consultation with the Member State concerned.

Article 28

Tasks of the Secretariat

The tasks of the Secretariat referred to in Article 27(2) shall include:

(a)

preparing the work plan for the review;

(b)

compiling and providing the information necessary for the work of the technical experts review team;

(c)

coordinating the review activities as set out in this Regulation, including the communication between the technical experts review team and the designated contact person or persons of the Member State under review, as well as making other practical arrangements;

(d)

confirming cases where Member State's greenhouse gas inventories present significant issues in the meaning of Article 31, in consultation with the Commission;

(e)

compiling and editing the final and interim review reports and communicating them to the Member State concerned and to the Commission.

Article 29

First step of the annual review

The checks to verify the transparency, accuracy, consistency, comparability and completeness of the information submitted referred to in Article 19(3)(a) of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 may include:

(a)

an assessment whether all emission source categories and gases required under Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 are reported;

(b)

an assessment whether emissions data time series are consistent;

(c)

an assessment whether implied emission factors across Member States are comparable taking the IPCC default emission factors for different national circumstances into account;

(d)

an assessment of the use of ‘Not Estimated’ notation keys where IPCC tier 1 methodologies exist and where the use of the notation key is not justified in accordance with paragraph 37 of the UNFCCC reporting guidelines on annual greenhouse gas inventories as included in Annex I to Decision 24/CP.19;

(e)

an analysis of recalculations performed for the inventory submission, in particular if the recalculations are based on methodological changes;

(f)

a comparison of the verified emissions reported under the Union's Emissions Trading System with the greenhouse gas emissions reported pursuant to Article 7 of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 with a view of identifying areas where the emission data and trends as submitted by the Member State under review deviate considerably from those of other Member States;

(g)

a comparison of the results of Eurostat's reference approach with the Member States' reference approach;

(h)

a comparison of the results of Eurostat's sectoral approach with the Member States' sectoral approach;

(i)

an assessment whether recommendations from earlier Union or UNFCCC reviews, not implemented by the Member State could lead to a technical correction;

(j)

an assessment whether there are potential overestimations or underestimations relating to a key category in a Member State's inventory.

Article 30

Trigger for the second step of the annual review

In the framework of the annual review, where the checks pursuant to Article 29 identify significant issues in the meaning of Article 31, at a Member State's request, in case of late submission of the inventory that prevents the carrying out of the first step review checks pursuant to the timeline as set out in Annex XVI or in case of a lack of response to the first step review results, the checks set out in Article 32 shall be carried out.

Article 31

Threshold of significance

1.   Recommendations from earlier Union or UNFCCC reviews which have not been implemented shall constitute a significant issue under Article 19(4)(a) of Regulation No (EU) 525/2013 if the recommendation or question concern overestimates or underestimates of greenhouse gas inventory data which could lead to a technical correction and if that Member State has not provided satisfactory explanation for the lack of implementation of that recommendation.

2.   An underestimate or overestimate of inventory data that amounts to below 0.05 per cent of a Member State's total national greenhouse gas emissions without LULUCF for the year of the inventory under review or that does not exceed 500 kt CO2 equivalent, whichever is smaller, shall not be considered a significant issue under Article 19(4)(b) of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013.

Article 32

Second step of the annual review

1.   The checks to identify cases where inventory data is prepared in a manner which is inconsistent with the UNFCCC guidance documentation or Union rules referred to in Article 19(3)(b) of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 may include:

(a)

detailed examination of the inventory estimates including methodologies used by the Member State in the preparation of inventories;

(b)

detailed analysis of the Member State's implementation of recommendations related to improving inventory estimates as listed in its most recent UNFCCC annual review report made available to that Member State before the submission under review or in the final review report pursuant to Article 35(2) of this Regulation; where recommendations have not been implemented a detailed analysis of the justification provided by the Member State for not implementing them;

(c)

detailed assessment of the time series consistency of the greenhouse gas emissions estimates;

(d)

detailed assessment whether the recalculations made by a Member State in the given inventory submission as compared to the previous one are transparently reported and made in accordance with the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories;

(e)

follow-up on the results of the checks referred to in Article 29 of this Regulation and on any additional information submitted by the Member State under review in response to questions from the technical experts review team and other relevant checks.

2.   A Member State that wishes to undergo the checks referred to in paragraph 1 upon request, shall notify the Commission by 31 October of the year preceding the year when the relevant review takes place.

Article 33

Comprehensive Review

1.   The comprehensive review referred to in Article 19(1) of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 shall include the checks pursuant to Articles 29 and 32 of this Regulation for the whole inventory.

2.   The comprehensive review may include checks to identify whether problems identified for one Member State in the UNFCCC or Union reviews may also constitute a problem for other Member States.

Article 34

Technical corrections

1.   A technical correction shall be deemed necessary in the meaning of Article 19(3)(c) of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 if an underestimate or overestimate exceeds the threshold of significance pursuant to Article 31 of this Regulation. Only the technical corrections deemed necessary shall be included in the final review report referred to in Article 35(2) of this Regulation accompanied by evidence based justification.

2.   Should a technical correction exceed the threshold of significance for at least one year of the inventory under review but not for all the years of the time series, the technical correction shall be calculated for all the other years under review in order to ensure time series consistency.

Article 35

Review Reports

1.   By 20 April of every year with an annual review, the Secretariat shall inform the Member State concerned of any significant issues pursuant to Articles 30 and 31 by means of an interim review report. Such report shall address issues that have been raised no later than by 31 March.

2.   The Secretariat shall inform the Member State concerned of the end of the review by means of a final review report as follows:

(a)

by 20 April in the case where no interim report was sent pursuant to paragraph 1;

(b)

by 30 June at the end of the second step of the annual review;

(c)

by 30 August at the end of the comprehensive review.

Article 36

Cooperation with Member States

1.   Member States shall:

(a)

participate in all the steps of the review pursuant to the schedule as set in Annex XVI;

(b)

nominate a National contact point for the Union's review;

(c)

participate in and facilitate in close cooperation with the Secretariat the organisation of an in-country visit, if needed;

(d)

provide answers and additional information and comment on the review reports as relevant.

2.   Upon request by the Member States, comments regarding the review findings shall be included in the final review report.

3.   The Commission shall inform the Member States of the composition of the technical experts review team.

Article 37

Schedule for the reviews

The comprehensive and the annual reviews shall be carried out pursuant to the schedules set out in Annex XVI.

CHAPTER IV

REPORTING FOR THE PURPOSES OF DECISION No 529/2013/EU

Article 38

Avoidance of double reporting

To the extent that a Member State includes information in its national inventory report and in accordance with Article 3 of this Regulation that is required also pursuant to Decision No 529/2013/EU, that Member State shall be deemed to have complied with its respective reporting obligations under that Decision.

Article 39

Reporting requirements on systems for cropland management and grazing land management

1.   To the extent that a Member State has not included information in its national inventory report as set out in Article 38 of this Regulation, it shall report textual information on the systems in place and being developed to estimate emissions and removals from cropland management or grazing land management as referred to in point (a) of the second subparagraph of Article 3(2) of Decision No 529/2013/EU including the following elements:

(a)

a description of the institutional, legal and procedural arrangements made in accordance with the requirements for national systems under the Kyoto Protocol as set out in the Annex to Decision 19/CMP.1 and in accordance with the requirements for national arrangements under the UNFCCC reporting guidelines for national greenhouse gas inventories as set out in Annex I to Decision 24/CP.19.

(b)

a description of the manner in which the systems implemented are consistent with the methodological requirements of the IPCC report ‘2013 Revised Supplementary Methods and Good Practice Guidance Arising from the Kyoto Protocol’, the ‘2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories’ and, as applicable, with the ‘2013 Supplement to 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories: Wetlands’.

2.   Member States shall submit the information set out in paragraph 1 as a separate report to the Commission pursuant to the following schedule:

(a)

the first report in the year 2016 for the reporting year 2014 including all developments starting with 1 January 2013,

(b)

the second report in the year 2017 for the reporting year 2015 and,

(c)

the third report in the year 2018 for the reporting year 2016.

3.   Member States shall focus the information included in the reports subsequent to the first report on any changes and developments that have occurred for their systems compared with the information included in their previous report.

Article 40

Reporting requirements on annual estimates of emissions and removals from cropland management and grazing land management

1.   Member States that did not elect cropland management or grazing land management under the Kyoto Protocol shall report initial, preliminary and non-binding annual estimates of emissions and removals from cropland management or grazing land management as referred in point (b) of the second subparagraph of Article 3(2) of Decision No 529/2013/EU by including information for the relevant base year or period specified in Annex VI to Decision No 529/2013/EU.

2.   The first annual report shall be submitted in the year 2015 for the reporting year 2013.

3.   Member States to which paragraph 1 of this Article applies shall submit final annual estimates of emissions and removals from cropland management or grazing land management pursuant to point (c) of the second subparagraph of Article 3(2) of Decision No 529/2013/EU for all reporting years for the period from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2020, by including final information for the relevant base year or period specified in Annex VI to Decision No 529/2013/EU.

4.   When providing the information specified in paragraphs 1 and 2 of this Article Member States shall comply with the following requirements:

(a)

complete all relevant common reporting format tables as included in the Annex to Decision 6/CMP.9 for the respective activity under the Kyoto Protocol for the second commitment period, including the cross-cutting tables on activity coverage, the land transition matrix and the information table on accounting, and

(b)

include explanatory information on methodologies and data used as required in the national inventory report in accordance with Decision 2/CMP.8 under the Kyoto Protocol and its Annex II.

Article 41

Specific reporting requirements

1.   By derogation from Article 38 of this Regulation, where a Member State reports for its accounting obligation under the Kyoto Protocol information in accordance with the provisions on forest plantations set out in paragraphs 37 to 39 of the Annex to Decision 2/CMP.7, it shall submit for the purpose of its obligations under Decision No 529/2013/EU separate common reporting format tables for the activities of forest management and deforestation completed without the application of the provisions in paragraphs 37 to 39 of the Annex to Decision 2/CMP.7.

2.   By derogation from Article 38 of this Regulation, where a Member State which did not elect cropland management or grazing land management under the Kyoto Protocol reports information on wetland drainage and rewetting for its accounting under that protocol and where that Member State applies Article 3(3) of Decision No 529/2013/EU, it shall submit separate common reporting format tables for those activities completed in accordance with that Decision.

Article 42

Submission of information

1.   The information corresponding to the reporting requirements set out in Articles 39, 40 and 41 of this Regulation shall be submitted to the Commission as a separate annex to the national inventory report referred to in Article 7(3) of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013.

2.   To the extent that Article 38 of this Regulation does not apply, for their reporting obligations pursuant to the first subparagraph of Article 3(2) and Article 3(3) of Decision No 529/2013/EU Member States shall report in accordance with Article 3 of this Regulation and include the corresponding information in the annex to the national inventory report referred to in Article 7(3) of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013.

Article 43

Reporting at the end of an accounting period

For the purposes of Article 7(2) of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 Member States shall submit information in accordance with Article 3 of this Regulation and in accordance with the provisions set out in this Chapter.

CHAPTER V

TRANSITIONAL AND FINAL PROVISIONS

Article 44

Repeal and transitional provision

Decision No 2005/166/EC is repealed. The effects of Articles 18, 19 and 24 shall be maintained.

Article 45

Entry into force

This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 30 June 2014.

For the Commission

The President

José Manuel BARROSO


(1)  OJ L 165, 18.6.2013, p. 13.

(2)  Council Decision 94/69/EC of 15 December 1993 concerning the conclusion of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (OJ L 33, 7.2.1994, p. 11).

(3)  Council Decision 2002/358/EC of 25 April 2002 concerning the approval, on behalf of the European Community, of the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the joint fulfilment of commitments thereunder (OJ L 130, 15.5.2002, p. 1).

(4)  Decision No 280/2004/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 February 2004 concerning a mechanism for monitoring Community greenhouse gas emissions and for implementing the Kyoto Protocol (OJ L 49, 19.2.2004, p. 1).

(5)  Commission Decision No 2005/166/EC of 10 February 2005 laying down rules implementing Decision No 280/2004/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning a mechanism for monitoring Community greenhouse gas emissions and for implementing the Kyoto Protocol (OJ L 55, 1.3.2005, p. 57).

(6)  Decision No 529/2013/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2013 on accounting rules on greenhouse gas emissions and removals resulting from activities relating to land use, land-use change and forestry and on information concerning actions relating to those activities (OJ L 165, 18.6.2013, p. 80).

(7)  Decision No 406/2009/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the effort of Member States to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to meet the Community's greenhouse gas emission reduction commitments up to 2020 (OJ L 140, 5.6.2009, p. 136).

(8)  Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No C(2014) 1539 establishing substantive requirements for a Union inventory system and taking into account changes in the global warming potentials and internationally agreed inventory guidelines pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

(9)  Regulation (EC) No 401/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the European Environment Agency and the European Environment Information and Observation Network (OJ L 126, 21.5.2009, p. 13).

(10)  Directive 2001/81/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2001 on national emission ceilings for certain atmospheric pollutants (OJ L 309, 27.11.2001, p. 22).

(11)  Regulation (EC) No 842/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2006 on certain fluorinated greenhouse gases (OJ L 161, 14.6.2006, p. 1).

(12)  Regulation (EC) No 1099/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2008 on energy statistics (OJ L 304, 14.11.2008, p. 1).

(13)  Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 October 2003 establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community and amending Council Directive 96/61/EC (OJ L 275, 25.10.2003, p. 32).


ANNEX I

Overview table of reporting requirements and their submission

[Article of] This Regulation

Information to be provided in the National Inventory Report (NIR)

(tick)

Information to be provided in a separate annex to NIR

(tick)

Reference to chapter in the NIR or in separate annex

(specify)

Article 6 Reporting on national inventory systems

Obligatory

Not applicable

 

Article 7 Reporting on consistency of the reported data on air pollutants

Possible

Possible

If in the NIR: Chapter of the NIR on ‘quality assurance, quality control and verification plan’

Article 9(1) Reporting on implementation of recommendations and adjustments

Obligatory

Not applicable

Chapter of the NIR on recalculations and improvements

Article 9(2) Reporting on implementation of recommendations and adjustments

Not applicable

Obligatory

 

Article 10(1) Reporting on consistency of reported emissions with data from the emissions trading scheme

Not applicable

Obligatory

 

Article 10(2) Reporting on consistency of reported emissions with data from the emissions trading scheme

Possible

Possible

If in the NIR: In the relevant sections of the NIR

Article 11 Reporting on consistency of the data reported on fluorinated greenhouse gases

Not applicable

Obligatory

 

Article 12 Reporting on consistency with energy data

Possible

Possible

If in the NIR: In the relevant sections of the NIR

Article 13 Reporting on changes in descriptions of national inventory systems or registries

Obligatory

Not applicable

In the relevant chapters of the NIR

Article 14 Reporting on uncertainty and completeness

Obligatory

Not applicable

In the CRF Table 9 and in the respective chapters of the NIR

Article 15(1) Reporting on other elements for the preparation of the Union greenhouse gas inventory report

Obligatory

Not applicable

In the relevant chapters of the NIR

Article 15(3) Reporting on other elements for the preparation of the Union greenhouse gas inventory report

Obligatory

Not applicable

In the respective chapters of the NIR

Article 16 Reporting on major changes to methodological descriptions

Possible

Possible

If in the NIR: In the chapter on recalculations and improvements in the NIR


ANNEX II

Format for reporting information on consistency of the reported data on air pollutants pursuant to Article 7

Pollutant:

EMISSION CATEGORIES

Emissions for pollutant X reported in greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory (in kt)

Emissions for pollutant X reported under Directive 2001/81/EC (NEC), submission version X (in kt)

Absolute difference in kt  (1)

Relative difference in %  (2)

Emissions for pollutant X reported in the UNECE Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP) inventory, submission version X (in kt)

Absolute difference in kt  (1)

Relative difference in %  (2)

Explanations for differences

Total (Net Emissions)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Energy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Fuel combustion (sectoral approach)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Energy industries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Manufacturing industries and construction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Transport

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Other sectors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Fugitive emissions from fuels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Solid fuels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Oil and natural gas and other emissions from energy production

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Industrial processes and product use

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Mineral industry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Chemical industry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.

Metal industry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.

Non-energy products from fuels and solvent use

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G.

Other product manufacture and use

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Agriculture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Manure management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.

Agricultural soils

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F.

Field burning of agricultural residues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J.

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Waste

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Solid waste isposal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Biological treatment of solid waste

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.

Incineration and open burning of waste

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.

Wastewater treatment and discharge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E.

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


(1)  Emissions reported in GHG inventory minus emissions reported in NEC/CLRTAP inventory

(2)  Difference in kt divided by emissions reported in GHG inventory

(3)

Data to be reported up to one decimal point for kt and % values


ANNEX III

Format for reporting on recalculations pursuant to Article 8

Recalculated Year

Per Gas: CO2, N2O, CH4

GREENHOUSE GAS SOURCE AND SINK CATEGORIES

Previous submission

(CO2-eq, kt)

Latest submission

(CO2-eq, kt)

Difference

(CO2-eq, kt)

Difference  (1)

%

Impact of recalculation on total emissions excluding LULUCF  (2)

%

Impact of recalculation on total emissions including LULUCF  (3)

%

Explanation for recalculations

Total National Emissions and Removals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Energy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Fuel combustion activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Energy industries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Manufacturing industries and construction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Transport

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Other sectors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Fugitive Emissions from Fuels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Solid fuels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Oil and natural gas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.

CO2 transport and storage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Industrial processes and product use

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Mineral industry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Chemical industry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.

Metal industry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.

Non-energy products from fuels and solvent use

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G.

Other product manufacture and use

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Agriculture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Enteric fermentation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Manure management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.

Rice cultivation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.

Agricultural soils

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E.

Prescribed burning of savannahs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F.

Field burning of agricultural residues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G.

Liming

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.

Urea application

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I.

Other carbon-containing fertilizer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J.

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Land use, land-use change and forestry (net)  (4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Forestland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Cropland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.

Grassland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.

Wetlands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E.

Settlements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F.

Other land

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G.

Harvested wood products

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Waste

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Solid waste disposal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Biological treatment of solid waste

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.

Incineration and open burning of waste

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.

Wastewater treatment and discharge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E.

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.

Other (As specified in summary 1.A)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memo items:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

International bunkers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aviation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Navigation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multilateral operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CO2 emissions from biomass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CO2 captured

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term storage of C in waste disposal sites

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indirect N2O

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indirect CO2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F-gases: Total actual Emissions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year

Per Gas:

PFCs, HFCs, SF6, unspecified mix of HFCs and PFCs, NF3

GREENHOUSE GAS SOURCE AND SINK CATEGORIES

Previous submission

(CO2-eq, kt)

Latest submission

(CO2-eq, kt)

Difference

(CO2-eq, kt)

Difference  (1)

%

Impact of recalculation on total emissions excluding LULUCF  (2)

%

Impact of recalculation on total emissions including LULUCF  (3)

%

Explanation for recalculations

2.B.9.

Fluorochemical production

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.B.10.

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.C.3.

Aluminium production

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.C.4

Magnesium production

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.C.7.

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.E.1.

Integrated circuit or semiconductor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.E.2.

TFT flat panel display

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.E.3.

Photovoltaics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.E.4.

Heat transfer fluid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.E.5.

Other (as specified in table 2(II))

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.F.1.

Refrigeration and air conditioning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.F.2.

Foam blowing agents

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.F.3.

Fire protection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.F.4.

Aerosols

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.F.5.

Solvents

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.F.6.

Other applications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.G.1.

Electrical equipment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.G.2.

SF6 and PFCs from other product use

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.G.4.

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.H.

Other (Please specify:)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


(1)  To be estimated the percentage change due to recalculation with respect to the previous submission (percentage change = 100 x [(LS – PS)/PS], where LS = latest submission and PS = previous submission. All cases of recalculation of the estimate of the source/sink category must be addressed and explained in the NIR.

(2)  Total emissions refer to total aggregate GHG emissions expressed in terms of CO2 equivalent, excluding GHGs from the LULUCF sector. The impact of the recalculation on the total emissions is calculated as follows: impact of recalculation (%) = 100 x [(source (LS) — source (PS))/total emissions (LS)], where LS = latest submission, PS = previous submission.

(3)  Total emissions refer to total aggregate GHG emissions expressed in terms of CO2 equivalent, including GHGs from the LULUCF sector. The impact of the recalculation on the total emissions is calculated as follows: impact of recalculation (%) = 100 x [(source (LS) — source (PS))/total emissions (LS)], where LS = latest submission, PS = previous submission.

(4)  Net CO2 emissions/removals to be reported.


ANNEX IV

Format for reporting information on implementation of recommendations and adjustments pursuant to Article 9

CRF category/issue

Review recommendation

Review report/paragraph

MS response/status of implementation

Chapter/section in the NIR

 

 

 

 

 


ANNEX V

Format for reporting information on consistency of reported emissions with emissions trading scheme (ETS) data pursuant to Article 10

Allocation of verified emissions reported by installations and operators under Directive 2003/87/EC to source categories of the national greenhouse gas inventory

Member State

Reporting year:

Basis for data: verified ETS emissions and greenhouse gas emissions as reported in inventory submission for the year X-2

 

Total emissions (CO2-eq)

 

Greenhouse gas inventory emissions

[kt CO2eq]  (3)

Verified emissions under Directive 2003/87/EC

[kt CO2eq]  (3)

Ratio in %

(Verified emissions/inventory emissions)  (3)

Comment  (2)

Greenhouse gas emissions (total emissions without LULUCF for GHG inventory and without emissions from 1A3a Civil aviation, total emissions from installations under Article 3h of Directive 2003/87/EC)

 

 

 

 

CO2 emissions (total CO2 emissions without LULUCF for GHG inventory and without emissions from 1A3a Civil aviation, total emissions from installations under Article 3h of Directive 2003/87/EC)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Category  (1)

CO2 emissions

Greenhouse gas inventory emissions

[kt]  (3)

Verified emissions under Directive 2003/87/EC

[kt]  (3)

Ratio in %

(Verified emissions/inventory emissions)  (3)

Comment  (2)

1.A

Fuel combustion activities, total

 

 

 

 

1.A

Fuel combustion activities, stationary combustion

 

 

 

 

1.A.1

Energy industries

 

 

 

 

1.A.1.a

Public electricity and heat production

 

 

 

 

1.A.1.b

Petroleum refining

 

 

 

 

1.A.1.c

Manufacture of solid fuels and other energy industries

 

 

 

 

Iron and steel (for GHG inventory combined CRF categories 1.A.2.a+ 2.C.1 + 1.A.1.c and other relevant CRF categories that include emissions from iron and steel (e.g. 1A1a, 1B1) (4))

 

 

 

 

1.A.2.

Manufacturing industries and construction

 

 

 

 

1.A.2.a

ron and steel

 

 

 

 

1.A.2.b

Non-ferrous metals

 

 

 

 

1.A.2.c

Chemicals

 

 

 

 

1.A.2.d

Pulp, paper and print

 

 

 

 

1.A.2.e

Food processing, beverages and tobacco

 

 

 

 

1.A.2.f

Non-metallic minerals

 

 

 

 

1.A.2.g

Other

 

 

 

 

1.A.3.

Transport

 

 

 

 

1.A.3.e

Other transportation (pipeline transport)

 

 

 

 

1.A.4

Other sectors

 

 

 

 

1.A.4.a

Commercial/Institutional

 

 

 

 

1.A.4.c

Agriculture/Forestry/Fisheries

 

 

 

 

1.B

Fugitive emissions from Fuels

 

 

 

 

1.C

CO2 Transport and storage

 

 

 

 

1.C.1

Transport of CO2

 

 

 

 

1.C.2

Injection and storage

 

 

 

 

1.C.3

Other

 

 

 

 

2.A

Mineral products

 

 

 

 

2.A.1

Cement production

 

 

 

 

2.A.2

Lime production

 

 

 

 

2.A.3

Glass production

 

 

 

 

2.A.4

Other process uses of carbonates

 

 

 

 

2.B

Chemical industry

 

 

 

 

2.B.1

Ammonia production

 

 

 

 

2.B.3

Adipic acid production (CO2)

 

 

 

 

2.B.4

Caprolactam, glyoxal and glyoxylic acid production

 

 

 

 

2.B.5

Carbide production

 

 

 

 

2.B.6

Titanium dioxide production

 

 

 

 

2.B.7

Soda ash production

 

 

 

 

2.B.8

Petrochemical and carbon black production

 

 

 

 

2.C

Metal production

 

 

 

 

2.C.1

Iron and steel production

 

 

 

 

2.C.2

Ferroalloys production

 

 

 

 

2.C.3

Aluminium production

 

 

 

 

2.C.4

Magnesium production

 

 

 

 

2.C.5

Lead production

 

 

 

 

2.C.6

Zinc production

 

 

 

 

2.C.7

Other metal production

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Category  (1)

N2O emissions

Greenhouse gas inventory emissions

[kt CO2eq]  (3)

Verified emissions under Directive 2003/87/EC

[kt CO2eq]  (3)

Ratio in %

(Verified emissions/inventory emissions)  (3)

Comment  (2)

2.B.2

Nitric acid production

 

 

 

 

2.B.3

Adipic acid production

 

 

 

 

2.B.4

Caprolactam, glyoxal and glyoxylic acid production

 

 

 

 

Category  (1)

PFC emissions

Greenhouse gas inventory emissions

[kt CO2eq]  (3)

Verified emissions under Directive 2003/87/EC

[kt CO2eq]  (3)

Ratio in %

(Verified emissions/inventory emissions)  (3)

Comment  (2)

2.C.3

Aluminium production

 

 

 

 


(1)  The allocation of verified emissions to disaggregated inventory categories at four digit level must be reported where such allocation of verified emissions is possible and emissions occur. The following notation keys should be used:

NO= not occurring

IE= included elsewhere

C= confidential

negligible= small amount of verified emissions may occur in respective CRF category, but amount is < 5 % of the category

(2)  The column comment should be used to give a brief summary of the checks performed and if a Member State wants to provide additional explanations with regard to the allocation reported.

(3)  Data to be reported up to one decimal point for kt and % values

(4)  To be filled on the basis of combined CRF categories pertaining to ‘Iron and Steel’, to be determined individually by each Member State; the stated formula is for illustration purposes only

Notation: x = reporting year


ANNEX VI

Format for reporting information on consistency with energy data pursuant to Article 12

FUEL TYPES

Apparent consumption reported in GHG inventory

Apparent consumption using data reported pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1099/2008

Absolute difference  (1)

Relative difference  (2)

Explanations for differences

(TJ)  (3)

(TJ)  (3)

(TJ)  (3)

%  (3)

Liquid fossil

Primary fuels

Crude oil

 

 

 

 

 

Orimulsion

 

 

 

 

 

Natural gas liquids

 

 

 

 

 

Secondary fuels

Gasoline

 

 

 

 

 

Jet kerosene

 

 

 

 

 

Other kerosene

 

 

 

 

 

Shale oil

 

 

 

 

 

Gas/diesel oil

 

 

 

 

 

Residual fuel oil

 

 

 

 

 

Liquefied petroleum gases (LPG)

 

 

 

 

 

Ethane

 

 

 

 

 

Naptha

 

 

 

 

 

Bitumen

 

 

 

 

 

Lubricants

 

 

 

 

 

Petroleum coke

 

 

 

 

 

Refinery feedstocks

 

 

 

 

 

Other oil

 

 

 

 

 

Other liquid fossil

 

 

 

 

 

Liquid fossil totals

 

 

 

 

 

Solid fossil

Primary fuels

Anthracite

 

 

 

 

 

Coking coal

 

 

 

 

 

Other bituminous coal

 

 

 

 

 

Sub-bituminous coal

 

 

 

 

 

Lignite

 

 

 

 

 

Oil shale and tar sand

 

 

 

 

 

Secondary fuels

BKB and patent fuel

 

 

 

 

 

Coke oven/gas coke

 

 

 

 

 

Coal tar

 

 

 

 

 

Other solid fossil

 

 

 

 

 

Solid fossil totals

 

 

 

 

 

Gaseous fossil

Natural gas (dry)

 

 

 

 

 

Other gaseous fossil

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gaseous fossil totals

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waste (non-biomass fraction)

 

 

 

 

 

Other fossil fuels

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 


(1)  Apparent consumption reported in GHG inventory minus apparent consumption using data reported pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1099/2008

(2)  Absolute difference divided by apparent consumption reported in GHG inventory

(3)  Data to be reported up to one decimal point for kt and % values


ANNEX VII

Format for reporting information on uncertainty pursuant to Article 14

 

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

IPCC category

Gas

Base year emissions or removals

Year x emissions or removals

Activity data uncertainty

Emission factor/estimation parameter uncertainty

Combined uncertainty

Contribution to Variance by Category in Year x

Type A sensitivity

Type B sensitivity

Uncertainty in trend in national emissions introduced by emission factor/estimation parameter uncertainty

Uncertainty in trend in national emissions introduced by activity data uncertainty

Uncertainty introduced into the trend in total national emissions

 

 

Input data

Input data

Input data

Note A

Input data

Note A

Formula

Formula

Note B

Formula

I * F

Note C

J * E *Formula

Note D

K2 + L2

 

 

Gg CO2 equivalent

Gg CO2 equivalent

%

%

%

 

%

%

%

%

%

E.g., 1.A.1. Energy industries fuel 1

CO2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E.g., 1.A.1. Energy industries fuel 2

CO2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Etc…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

Formula

Formula

 

 

 

Formula

 

 

 

 

Formula

 

 

 

 

 

Percentage uncertainty in total inventory:

Formula

 

 

 

Trend uncertainty:

Formula

Source: 2006 IPCC guidelines, Volume 1, Table 3.2 Approach 1 uncertainty calculation


ANNEX VIII

Format for reporting information on major changes to methodological descriptions pursuant to Article 16

GREENHOUSE GAS SOURCE AND SINK CATEGORIES

DESCRIPTION OF METHODS

RECALCULATIONS

REFERENCE

Please tick where the latest NIR includes major changes in methodological descriptions compared to the NIR of the previous year

Please tick where this is also reflected in recalculations compared to the previous years' CRF

If ticked please provide a reference to the relevant section or pages in the NIR and if applicable some more detailed information such as the sub-category or gas concerned for which the description was changed.

Total (Net Emissions)

 

 

 

1.

Energy

 

 

 

A.

Fuel Combustion (sectoral pproach)

 

 

 

1.

Energy industries

 

 

 

2.

Manufacturing industries and construction

 

 

 

3.

Transport

 

 

 

4.

Other sectors

 

 

 

5.

Other

 

 

 

B.

Fugitive emissions from fuels

 

 

 

1.

Solid fuels

 

 

 

2.

Oil and natural gas and other emissions from energy production

 

 

 

C.

CO2 transport and storage

 

 

 

2.

Industrial processes and product use

 

 

 

A.

Mineral industry

 

 

 

B.

Chemical industry

 

 

 

C.

Metal industry

 

 

 

D.

Non-energy products from fuels and solvent use

 

 

 

E.

Electronics industry

 

 

 

F.

Product uses as substitutes for ODS

 

 

 

G.

Other product manufacture and use

 

 

 

H.

Other

 

 

 

3.

Agriculture

 

 

 

A.

Enteric fermentation

 

 

 

B.

Manure management

 

 

 

C.

Rice cultivation

 

 

 

D.

Agricultural soils

 

 

 

E.

Prescribed burning of savannahs

 

 

 

F.

Field burning of agricultural residues

 

 

 

G.

Liming

 

 

 

H.

Urea application

 

 

 

I.

Other carbon containing fertilisers

 

 

 

J.

Other

 

 

 

4.

Land use, land-use change and forestry

 

 

 

A.

Forest land

 

 

 

B.

Cropland

 

 

 

C.

Grassland

 

 

 

D.

Wetlands

 

 

 

E.

Settlements

 

 

 

F.

Other land

 

 

 

G.

Harvested wood products

 

 

 

H.

Other

 

 

 

5.

Waste

 

 

 

A.

Solid waste disposal

 

 

 

B.

Biological treatment of solid waste

 

 

 

C.

Incineration and open burning of waste

 

 

 

D.

Wastewater treatment and discharge

 

 

 

E.

Other

 

 

 

6.

Other (as specified in Summary 1.A)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KP LULUCF

 

 

 

Article 3.3 activities

 

 

 

Afforestation/reforestation

 

 

 

Deforestation

 

 

 

Article 3.4.activities

 

 

 

Forest management

 

 

 

Cropland management (if elected)

 

 

 

Grazing land management (if elected)

 

 

 

Revegetation (if elected)

 

 

 

Wetland drainage and rewetting (if elected)

 

 

 


NIR Chapter

DESCRIPTION

 

REFERENCE

Please tick where the latest NIR includes major changes in descriptions compared to the previous year NIR

 

If ticked please provide some more detailed information for example reference to pages in the NIR

Chapter 1.2 Description of national inventory arrangements

 

 

 


ANNEX IX

Procedures and time scales for the compilation of the Union greenhouse gas inventory and inventory report

Element

Who

When

What

1.

Submission of annual inventories (complete CRF and elements of the national inventory report) by Member States

Member States

Annually by 15 January

Elements listed in Article 7(1) of Regulation (EC) No 525/2013/EU and Article 3 of this Regulation

2.

‘Initial checks’ of Member State submissions

Commission (incl. DG ESTAT (Eurostat), DG JRC), assisted by European Environment Agency (EEA)

For the Member State submission from 15 January at the latest until 28 February

Initial checks and consistency checks (by EEA). Comparison of energy data provided by Member States in the CRF with Eurostat energy data (sectoral and reference approach) by Eurostat and EEA. Check of Member States' agriculture and land use, land- use change and forestry (LULUCF) inventories by JRC (in consultation with Member States). The findings of the initial checks will be documented.

3.

Compilation of draft Union inventory and inventory report (elements of the Union inventory report)

Commission (incl. Eurostat, JRC), assisted by EEA

Until 28 February

Draft Union inventory and inventory report (compilation of Member State information), based on Member State inventories and additional information where needed (as submitted on 15 January).

4.

Circulation of ‘initial check’ findings including notification of potential gap-filling

Commission assisted by EEA

28 February

Circulation of ‘initial check’ findings including notification of potential gap-filling and making available the findings

5.

Circulation of draft Union inventory and inventory report

Commission assisted by EEA

28 February

Circulation of the draft Union inventory on 28 February to Member States. Member States check data.

6.

Submission of updated or additional inventory data and complete national inventory reports by Member States

Member States

By 15 March

Updated or additional inventory data submitted by Member States (to remove inconsistencies or to fill gaps) and complete national inventory reports.

7.

Member State commenting on the draft Union inventory

Member States

By 15 March

If necessary, provide corrected data and comments to the draft Union inventory

8.

Member State responses to the ‘initial checks’

Member States

By 15 March

Member States respond to ‘initial checks’ if applicable.

9.

Circulation of follow-up initial check findings

Commission assisted by EEA

31 March

Circulation of follow-up initial check findings and making available the findings

10.

Estimates for data missing from a national inventory

Commission assisted by EEA

31 March

The Commission prepares estimates for missing data by 31 March of the reporting year and communicates these to the Member States.

12.

Comments from Member States regarding the Commission estimates for missing data

Member States

7 April

Member States provide comments on the Commission estimates for missing data, for consideration by the Commission.

13.

Member States responses to follow-up ‘initial checks’

Member States

7 April

Member States provide responses to follow up of ‘initial checks’.

13bis.

Member States submissions to the UNFCCC

Member States

15 April

Submissions to the UNFCCC (with a copy to EEA)

14.

Final annual Union inventory (incl. Union inventory report)

Commission assisted by EEA

15 April

Submission to UNFCCC of the final annual Union inventory.

15.

Any resubmissions by Member States

Member States

By 8 May

Member States provide to the Commission the resubmissions which they submit to the UNFCCC secretariat. The Member States must clearly specify which parts have been revised in order to facilitate the use for the Union resubmission. Resubmissions should be avoided to the extent possible.

As the Union resubmission also has to comply with the time-limits specified in the guidelines under Article 8 of the Kyoto Protocol, the Member States have to send their resubmission, if any, to the Commission earlier than the period foreseen in the guidelines under Article 8 of the Kyoto Protocol, provided that the resubmission corrects data or information that is used for the compilation of the Union inventory.

16.

Union inventory resubmission in response to Member States' resubmissions

Commission assisted by EEA

27 May

If necessary, resubmission to UNFCCC of the final annual Union inventory.

17.

Submission of any other resubmission after the initial check phase

Member States

When additional resubmissions occur

Member States provide to the Commission any other resubmission (CRF or national inventory report) which they provide to the UNFCCC secretariat after the initial check phase.


ANNEX X

Format for reporting greenhouse gas emissions covered by Decision 406/2009/EC

A

 

X-2

B

Greenhouse gas emissions

kt CO2eq

C

Total greenhouse gas emissions without LULUCF (1)

 

D

Total verified emissions from stationary installations under Directive 2003/87/EC (2)

 

E

CO2 emissions from 1.A.3.A civil aviation

 

F

Total ESD emissions (= C-D-E)

 


(1)  Total greenhouse gas emissions for the geographical scope of the Union and consistent with total greenhouse gas emissions without LULUCF as reported in CRF summary table 2 for the same year.

(2)  In accordance with the scope defined in Article 3h of Directive 2003/87/EC of activities listed in Annex I to that Directive other than aviation activities.

Notation: x = reporting year


ANNEX XI

Reporting information on policies and measures pursuant to Article 22

Table 1: Sectors and gases for reporting on policies and measures and groups of measures, and type of policy instrument

PAM number

Name of policy or measure

Sector(s) affected (1)

GHG(s) affected (2)

Objective (3)

Quantified objective (4)

Short description (5)

Type of policy instrument (6)

Union policy which resulted in the implementation of the PAM

Status of implementation (9)

Implementation period

Projections scenario in which the PAM is included

Entities responsible for j implementing the policy (10)

Indicators used to monitor and evaluate progress over time

Reference to assessments and underpinning technical reports

General comments

Union policy (7)

Other (8)

Start

Finish

 

Type

name

Description

Values (11)

[Year]

[Year]

[Year]

[Year]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes: Abbreviations: GHG = greenhouse gas; LULUCF = land use, land-use change and forestry.


Table 2: Available results of ex-ante and ex-post assessments of the effects of individual or groups of policies and measures on mitigation of climate change  (12)

Policy or measure or groups of policies and measures

Policy impacting EU ETS or ESD emissions (both can be selected)

Ex-ante assessment

Ex-post assessment

 

GHG emissions reductions in t (kt CO2-equivalent per year)

GHG emissions reductions in t+5 (kt CO2-equivalent per year)

GHG emissions reductions in t+10 (kt CO2-equivalent per year)

GHG emissions reductions in t+15 (kt CO2-equivalent per year)

Year for which reduction applies

Average emission reduction (kt CO2-equivalent per year)

Explanation of the basis for the mitigation estimates

Factors affected by PAM

Documentation/Source of estimation if available (provide a weblink of the report where the figure is referenced from)

EU ETS

ESD

LULUCF

Total

EU ETS

ESD

Total

EU ETS

ESD

Total

EU ETS

ESD

Total

EU ETS

ESD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Table 3: Available projected and realised costs and benefits of individual or groups of policies and measures on mitigation of climate change

Policy or measure or groups of policies and measures

Projected costs and benefits

Realised costs and benefits

Costs in EUR per tonne CO2eq reduced/sequestered

Absolute costs per year in EUR (specify year cost has been calculated for)

Description of cost estimates (Basis for cost estimate, what type of costs are included in the estimate, methodology)

Price year

Year for which calculated

Documentation/Source of cost estimation

Costs in EUR per tonne CO2eq reduced/sequestered

Price year

Year for which calculated

Description of cost estimates (Basis for cost estimate, what type of costs are included)

Documentation/Source of cost estimation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: Member States are to include all the policies and measures or their groups where such assessment is available.

A benefit must be indicated in the template as a negative cost.

If available, costs and benefits for the same PAM or group of PAMs should be entered in two separate rows, with the net-cost in a separate third row for the PAM or group of PAMs. If the costs reported is net-costs covering both positive costs and benefits (= negative costs) this should be indicated.

Questionnaire: Information on the extent to which the Member State's action constitutes a significant element of the efforts undertaken at national level as well as the extent to which the projected use of joint implementation, of the clean development mechanism and of international emissions trading is supplemental to domestic action

Questionnaire on the use of the Kyoto Protocol mechanisms in meeting the 2013-2020 targets

1.

Does your Member State intend to use joint implementation (JI), the clean development mechanism (CDM) and international emissions trading (IET) under the Kyoto Protocol (the Kyoto mechanisms) to meet its quantified limitation or reduction commitment pursuant to the Kyoto Protocol? If so, what progress has been made with the implementing provisions (operational programmes, institutional decisions) and any related domestic legislation?

2.

What quantitative contributions to the fulfilment of the quantified emission limitation or reduction commitment pursuant to Article X of Decision Y (Ratification decision) and the Kyoto Protocol does your Member State expect from the Kyoto mechanisms during the second quantified emission limitation and reduction commitment period, from 2013 to 2020? (Please use the table)

3.

Specify the budget in euro for the total use of the Kyoto mechanisms and, where possible, per mechanism and initiative, programme or fund, including the time over which the budget will be spent.

4.

With which countries has your Member State closed bilateral or multilateral agreements, or agreed memorandums of understanding or contracts for the implementation of project based activities?

5.

For each planned, ongoing and completed clean development mechanism and joint implementation project activity in which your Member State participates, provide the following information:

(a)

Project title and category (JI/CDM)

(b)

Host country

(c)

Financing: give a brief description of any financial involvement of the government and the private sector, using categories such as ‘private’, ‘public’, ‘public-private partnership’.

(d)

Project type: use a short description, for example:

 

Energy and power: Fuel-switching, renewable energy generation, improving energy efficiency, reduction of fugitive emissions from fuels, other (please specify)

 

Industrial processes: Material substitution, process or equipment change, waste treatment, recovery or recycling, other (please specify)

 

Land use, land-use change and forestry: Afforestation, reforestation, forest management, cropland management, grazing land management, revegetation

 

Transport: Fuel-switching, improving fuel efficiency, other (please specify)

 

Agriculture: Manure management, other (please specify)

 

Waste: Solid-waste management, landfill methane recovery, waste-water management, other (please specify)

 

Other: Please provide a short description of the other project type

(e)

Status: use the following categories:

Proposed,

approved (approval of governments involved and feasibility studies completed),

under construction (start-up or construction phase),

in operation,

completed,

suspended.

(f)

Lifetime: provide the following information:

date of official approval (e.g. of the Executive Board for clean development mechanism projects, of the host country for joint implementation projects),

date of project initiation (operation starts),

expected date of project termination (lifetime),

crediting period (for what years will ERUs or CERs be generated),

date(s) of issue of emission reduction units (ERUs) (by host country) or certified emission reductions (CERs) (by CDM executive board).

(g)

First or second track approval procedure (For joint implementation projects only).

(h)

Projected total and annual emissions reductions that accrue until the end of the second commitment period.

(i)

Amount of ERUs or CERS generated by the project that will be acquired by the Member State.

(j)

Credits accrued until the end of reporting year: provide information on the number of credits (total and annual) obtained from joint implementation projects, clean development projects and credits resulting from land use, land use change and forestry activities.

Type of unit

Total quantity projected to be used in second Commitment period

Average annual projected quantity

Quantity used (Units acquired and retired)

x-1

Assigned amount units (AAUs)

 

 

 

Certified emission reductions(CERs)

 

 

 

Emission reduction units (ERUs)

 

 

 

Long-term certified emission reductions (lCERs)

 

 

 

Temporary certified emission reductions (tCERs)

 

 

 

Removal units (RMU)

 

 

 

Note: X is the reporting year.


(1)  Member States must select from the following sectors: energy supply (comprising extraction, transmission, distribution and storage of fuels as well as energy and electricity production), energy consumption (comprising consumption of fuels and electricity by end users such as households, services, industry and agriculture), transport, industrial processes (comprising industrial activities that chemically or physically transform materials leading to greenhouse gas emissions, use of greenhouse gases in products and non-energy uses of fossil fuel carbon), agriculture, forestry/LULUCF, waste management/waste, cross-cutting, other sectors.

(2)  Member States must select from the following GHGs (more than one GHG can be selected): carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFC), perfluorocarbons (PFC), sulphur hexafluoride (SF6), nitrogen trifluoride (NF3).

(3)  Member States must select from the following objectives (more than one objective can be selected, additional objectives could be added and specified under ‘other’):

 

For energy supply — increase in renewable energy; switch to less carbon-intensive fuels; enhanced non-renewable low carbon generation (nuclear); reduction of losses; efficiency improvement in the energy and transformation sector; carbon capture and storage; control of fugitive emissions from energy production; other energy supply.

 

For energy consumption — efficiency improvements of buildings; efficiency improvement of appliances; efficiency improvement in services/tertiary sector, efficiency improvement in industrial end-use sectors, demand management/reduction; other energy consumption.

 

For transport — efficiency improvements of vehicles; modal shift to public transport or non-motorized transport; low carbon fuels/electric cars; demand management/reduction; improved behaviour; improved transport infrastructure; other transport.

 

For industrial processes — installation of abatement technologies; reduction of emissions of fluorinated gases; replacement of fluorinated gases by other substances; improved control of fugitive emissions from industrial processes; other industrial processes.

 

For waste management/waste– demand management/reduction; enhanced recycling; enhanced CH4 collection and use; improved treatment technologies; improved landfill management; waste incineration with energy use; improved wastewater management systems; reduced landfilling; other waste.

 

For agriculture — reduction of fertilizer/manure use on cropland; other activities improving cropland management, improved livestock management, improved animal waste management systems; activities improving grazing land or grassland management, improved management of organic soils,; other agriculture.

 

For forestry/LULUCF — afforestation and reforestation; conservation of carbon in existing forests, enhancing production in existing forests, increasing the harvested wood products pool, enhanced forest management, prevention of deforestation, strengthening protection against natural disturbances, substitution of GHG intensive feedstocks and materials with harvested wood products; prevention of drainage or rewetting of wetlands, restoration of degraded lands, other LULUCF.

 

For cross-cutting –framework policy, multi-sectoral policy, other cross-cutting.

 

For Other Member States must provide a brief description of the objective.

(4)  Member States must include the figure(s) if the objective(s) is(are) quantified.

(5)  Member States must indicate in the description if a policy or measure is envisaged with a view to limiting GHG emissions beyond Member State commitments under Decision No 4 06/2009/EC in accordance with Article 6(1)(d) of Decision No 406/2009/EC.

(6)  Member States must select from the following policy types: economic; fiscal; voluntary/negotiated agreements; regulatory; information; education; research; planning; other.

(7)  Union policy implemented through the national policy or where national policies are aimed directly at meeting objectives of Union policies. Member State should select a policy from a list provided in the electronic version of the tabular format

(8)  Secondary Union policy: Member State must indicate any Union policy not listed in the previous column or an additional Union policy if the national policy or measure relates to several Union policies.

(9)  Member States must select from the following categories: planned; adopted; implemented; expired.

Expired policies and measures must be reported in the template only if they have an effect, or they are expected to continue to have an effect,on greenhouse gas emissions

(10)  Member States must enter the name/s of entities responsible for implementing the policy or measure under the relevant headings of: National government; Regional entities; Local government; Companies/businesses/industrial associations; Research institutions; Others not listed (more than one entity can be selected)..

(11)  Member States must provide any indicator used and values for such indicators that they use to monitor and evaluate progress of policies and measures. Those values can be either ex-post or ex-ante values and Member States must specify the year for which the value applies.

(12)  — Member States are to include all the policies and measures or their groups of policies and measures for which such assessment is available.

Notation: t signifies the first future year ending with 0 or 5 immediately following the reporting year


ANNEX XII

Reporting on projections pursuant Article 23

Table 1: Greenhouse gas projections by gases and categories

Category  (1)  (3)

For each Greenhouse gas (group of gases) pursuant to Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 525/2013/EU (kt)

Total GHG emissions (kt CO2 -eq)

ETS emissions (kt CO2-eq)

ESD emissions (kt CO2-eq)

 

projection base year

t-5

t

t+5

t+10

t+15

projection base year

t-5

t

t+5

t+10

t+15

projection base year

t-5

t

t+5

t+10

t+15

projection base year

t-5

t

t+5

t+10

t+15

Total excluding LULUCF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total including LULUCF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Energy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Fuel combustion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Energy industries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a.

Public electricity and heat production

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

b.

Petroleum refining

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

c.

Manufacture of solid fuels and other energy industries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Manufacturing industries and construction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Transport

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a.

Domestic aviation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

b.

Road transportation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

c.

Railways

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

d.

Domestic navigation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

e.

Other transportation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Other sectors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a.

Commercial/Institutional

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

b.

Residential

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

c.

Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Fugitive emissions from fuels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Solid fuels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Oil and natural gas and other emissions from energy production

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.

CO2 transport and storage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Industrial processes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Mineral Industry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

of which cement production

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Chemical industry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.

Metal industry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

of which Iron and steel production

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.

Non-energy products from fuels and solvent use

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E.

Electronics industry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F.

Product uses as substitutes for ODS (2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G.

Other product manufacture and use

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Agriculture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Enteric fermentation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Manure management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.

Rice cultivation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.

Agricultural soils

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E.

Prescribed burning of savannahs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F.

Field burning of agricultural residues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G.

Liming

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.

Urea application

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I.

Other carbon-containing fertilizers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J.

Other (please specify)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Forest land