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IPCC to table methodology report for consideration

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will consider the methodology report “2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories” from May 8 to 12, 2019 at its 49th Session to be held in Kyoto, Japan.

Hoesung Lee
Hoesung Lee, IPCC chair

The IPCC’s Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (TFI) develops and refines an internationally agreed methodology and software for the calculation and reporting of national greenhouse gas emissions and removals, and encourages the use of this methodology by countries participating in the IPCC and by Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The Panel decided at its 43rd Session in April 2016 to update its methodologies through a refinement of the “2006 IPCC Guidelines” in order to assist all Parties to the UNFCCC in the preparation and continuous improvement of their national greenhouse gas inventories by ensuring they are supported by the best and latest available science. The “2019 Refinement” is expected to help the Paris Agreement process as well.

The 49th Session of the IPCC will consider the Overview Chapter of the “2019 Refinement” section by section. Subject to agreement in the Panel, it will adopt the Overview Chapter and accept the main report. The 49th Session will also transact other IPCC business.

A full agenda can be found here.

The agreed outline of the 2019 Refinement can be found in the decisions of the 44th Session of the IPCC (see Decision IPCC/XLIV-5, Annex 2, pp 38-57).

The meeting, according to the IPCC, will be carbon neutral, as was the case with the last two Sessions of the organisation.

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