Parties may apply to adjust their emission reduction commitments or inventory data in extraordinary circumstances, as defined in EMEP Executive Body decisions [PDF, 79KB] 2012/3 [PDF, 79KB] and 2012/4 [PDF, 6.7KB] (see ECE/EB.AIR/111/Add.1) and amended by EB decision 2014/1 [PDF, 132KB].
Guidance on the application process to adjust either an emission reduction commitment or an emission inventory is available separately in Executive Body decision 2012/12 [PDF, 94KB] (see ECE/EB.AIR/113/Add.1). Additional guidance for Parties and reviewers has been adopted during 33rd EMEP EB meeting in Dec 2014 (informal document No 6). See Technical Guidance for Parties Making Adjustment Applications and for the Expert Review of Adjustment Applications (ECE/EB.Air/130 [PDF, 1.1MB]) published by 14 April 2015.
A Party planning an adjustment to its inventory for the purpose of comparing total national emissions with emission reduction commitments shall indicate to the UNECE secretariat and CEIP in its notification categories and pollutants concerned.
- Deadline for notification is 15 Feb
- Deadline for provision of supporting documentation is 15 March
Required supporting information: The IIR template (Annex II to the 2014 Reporting Guidelines) and Technical guidance ECE/EB.Air/130 [PDF, 1.1MB] provide details on required supporting information. In addition quantitative information shell be submitted in form of Excel file (Annex II to the ECE/EB.Air/130).
Reporting of approved adjustments
Parties shall report details of their approved adjusted aggregated emissions by 15 February, using the appropriate row contained in the main emissions reporting template (annex I [XLS, 152KB]), as well as report detailed information by pollutant and sector for each adjustment using the template provided in annex VII to reporting Guidelines. Parties are invited to declare in agreed format that the methods/emission actors and activity data used for calculations of emissions are the same as in the year the adjustments were approved.
Reporting of information on adjusted emissions in no way removes the mandatory requirement for Parties to report unadjusted emissions as laid down in section V, subsections A to D, of these Guidelines.