Introduction to the Review Process
At the twenty-fifth session of the Executive Body for the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (Geneva 10 to13 December 2007), the Executive Body approved methods and procedures for the review of national emission inventories, as outlined in the document 'Methods and procedures for the technical review of air pollutant emission inventories reported under the Convention and its protocols, EB.AIR/GE.1/2007/16' (English [PDF, 68KB], French [PDF, 155KB] and Russian [PDF, 219KB]).
The technical review of national inventories checks and assesses Parties' data submissions with a view to improve the quality of emission data and associated information reported to the Convention. The review process is aiming at inventory improvements by checking transparency, consistency, comparability, completeness and accuracy of submitted data.
The review also seeks to achieve a common approach to prioritising and monitoring inventory improvements under the Convention with those of other organisations with similar interests such as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the European Union National Emission Ceilings (NEC) Directive and the European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (E-PRTR).
All findings and review reports are published on the site review results. Stage 2 review results are password protected until end of June. After countries had sufficient time to provide comments the stage 2 reports will be un-protected.
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