National Greenhouse Gas Inventory Accounting for the Kyoto Target: December Quarter 2010

Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, 2011

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The National Greenhouse Gas Inventory December Quarter 2010 provides estimates of Australia greenhouse's gas emissions based on the latest available data and the accounting rules that apply for the Kyoto Protocol.

The report includes an estimate of emissions for the four quarters through to the December quarter of 2010, an assessment of Australia's progress against the Kyoto Target and an analysis of emissions trends for the period 1990 to 2009.

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

Corrigenda to the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory
Accounting for the Kyoto Target: December Quarter 2010

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10. Figure 8 Figure has been updated to correct values on the y-axis.
17. Figure 16 Figure has been updated to correct values on the y-axis.
32. Appendix 3, Table 1, Footnote (a) Footnote has been updated as follows:

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

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

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