Category: National governments, Emission inventories

Colombia GHG inventory review - IPPU and energy

On the road towards submitting its third national communication, Colombia needed to ensure the quality of its national GHG inventory.

On the road towards submitting its third national communication, Colombia needed to ensure the quality of its national GHG inventory. With this purpose, Aether was appointed to provide a key international expert for carrying out the review. The project consisted of a one-week in-country mission for analysing all the details of Colombia’s inventory cycle, with particular focus on the calculation methods for the energy and industrial processes sectors.

The challenge

Colombia’s national circumstances determine its inventory compilation. Despite being a non-Annex I country to the Convention, the country is committed to developing a high quality inventory system. Aether’s main objective was to identify improvement needs in the inventory compilation of the energy and industrial processes sector. Aether identified that the quality of Colombia’s estimation was affected by the lack of available information. Another difficulty was the need to reinforce institutional arrangements.

The solution

Aether analysed in detail all estimations made within the energy and industrial processes sectors. After ascertaining the accuracy of the estimates and identifying the lack of data available as the main issue to be solved, Aether proposed high quality recommendations by category level, to enhance the accuracy of the inventory, as well as on the national system itself.

The result

After this project, Colombia took appropriate actions to enhance its inventory compilation in order to prepare its submission of the third national communication of the country to the UNFCCC.

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