Ireland's National Greenhouse Gas Inventory

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The reporting guidelines on annual inventories adopted by the United Nations Framework
Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), describe the scope and reporting of greenhouse
gas emission inventories by Parties included in Annex I to the Convention. The guidelines
set out the methodologies and procedures to be followed for submitting consistent and
comparable data on an annual basis in a timely, efficient and transparent manner to meet the
needs of the Convention. The UNFCCC guidelines require that Parties prepare a National
Inventory Report (NIR) as one of the key components of their annual submissions to the
UNFCCC secretariat. The purpose of the NIR is to describe the input data, methodologies,
emission factors, quality assurance and quality control procedures and other information
underlying the inventory compilation for greenhouse gases and to give details of any
recalculations of inventories previously submitted. It is needed to assess the transparency,
completeness and overall quality of the inventories as part of the rigorous ongoing technical
review of submissions from Annex I Parties. ** NOTE ** The data for the submission of yearly inventories are supplied here for research purposes. Please refer to http://erc.epa.ie/ghg for the most recent data files from the current submission.

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Mr. Paul Duffy
Environmental Protection Agency
Scientific Officer
Regional Inspectorate - Monaghan, Monaghan, The Glen, Monaghan, Ireland
Telephone: +353 47-77600
e-mail: p.duffy@epa.ie

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Att 1    IRL_2016__20052016_225931_submitted.zip   (74.31 Mb)
Att 2    Annex_I_Ireland_1990-2014_v1.0.xls   (2.46 Mb)
Att 3    Ireland_NIR_2016.pdf   (13.9 Mb)
Att 4    IRL_2016_2014_20052016_223602_submitted.xlsx   (1.05 Mb)
Att 5    IRL_2016_2012_20052016_223225_submitted.xlsx   (0.92 Mb)
Att 6    IRL_2016_2013_20052016_223357_submitted.xlsx   (0.93 Mb)
Att 7    IRL_2016_2011_20052016_223113_submitted.xlsx   (0.92 Mb)
Att 8    IRL_2016_2010_20052016_223007_submitted.xlsx   (0.92 Mb)
Att 9    IRL_2016_2006_20052016_222526_submitted.xlsx   (0.92 Mb)
Att 10    IRL_2016_2008_20052016_222737_submitted.xlsx   (0.92 Mb)

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Author(s)Duffy, P.
Title Of WebsiteSecure Archive For Environmental Research Data
Publication InformationIreland's National Greenhouse Gas Inventory
Name of OrganisationEnvironmental Protection Agency Ireland
Electronic Address or URL http://erc.epa.ie/safer/resource?id=b3f720da-4f5c-102a-90c6-0593d266866d
Unique Identifierb3f720da-4f5c-102a-90c6-0593d266866d
Date of AccessLast Updated on SAFER: 2017-05-24

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SAFER-Data Display URL http://erc.epa.ie/safer/iso19115/display?isoID=21
Resource KeywordsIreland, Greenhouse Gases, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Methane (CH4); Nitrous Oxide (N2O) Sulphur Hexafluoride (SF6)
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project CodeNot Applicable
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project ThemeClimate Change
Resource Availability: Any User Can Download Files From This Resource
Public-Open
Limitations on the use of this ResourceThe data is issued, supplied, and used under the data disclaimer of the Environmental Protection Agency Ireland. This disclaimer is available through links on the EPA's Internet homepage - http://www.epa.ie
Number of Attached Files (Publicly and Openly Available for Download): 234
Project Start Date Monday 1st January 1990 (01-01-1990)
Earliest Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Monday 1st January 1990 (01-01-1990)
Most Recent Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Saturday 31st December 2005 (31-12-2005)
Published on SAFERWednesday 9th May 2007 (09-05-2007)
Date of Last EditFriday 11th November 2016 at 15:52:47 (11-11-2016)
Datasets or Files Updated On Friday 11th November 2016 at 15:52:47 (11-11-2016)

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Description of Geographical Characteristics of This Project or Dataset
The present report constitutes Irelands NIR for 2015 and refers to the inventory time-series for the years 1990-2013. It covers all of the Republic of Ireland. However, there are no spatial references or locational values contained within the dataset(s)

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The present report constitutes Irelands NIR for 2015 and refers to the inventory time-series
for the years 1990-2013. It is an update of the 2014 report and is compiled according to the
structure adopted by Decision 18/CP.9. As such, it includes sections describing emission
trends, key emission categories, recalculations and ongoing improvements, in addition to the
detailed documentation of methods, activity data and emission factors used for each of the
source categories as defined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Supplementary Information
NOTE ON THE DATA CONTAINED IN THE MS EXCEL DOWNLOADS.
A consistent time-series of greenhouse gas inventories is available for the years 1990
through 2013. The results are compiled as a complete set of Common Reporting Format
files, generated by the CRF Reporter Tool, the electronic reporting protocol adopted for
annual data submissions to the UNFCCC. The annual inventories are substantially complete
with respect to both the coverage of the six greenhouse gases for which information is
required and the coverage of IPCC source categories.
Links To Other Related Resources
  http://erc.epa.ie/ghg (Opens in a new window)
  http://unfccc.int/2860.php (Opens in a new window)
  http://unfccc.int/di/DetailedByParty.do (Opens in a new window)
  http://www.epa.ie/environment/climate/ (Opens in a new window)

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