Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories

Interim Results from the U.S. Country Studies Program

  • Barbara V. Braatz
  • Bubu P. Jallow
  • Sándor Molnár
  • Daniel Murdiyarso
  • Martha Perdomo
  • John F. Fitzgerald

Part of the Environmental Science and Technology Library book series (ENST, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N3-xi
  2. National Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories in Developing Countries and Countries with Economies in Transition: Global Synthesis

  3. Africa

    1. Sekou Touré, Gougou Antoine, Diane Badaye, Diomande Drissa, Kouame Ambroise
      Pages 99-109
    2. I. B. Obioh, S. A. Momodu, W. O. Siyanbola, F. O. Oketola, F. I. Ibitoye, J. F. K. Akinbami et al.
      Pages 119-133
  4. Asia

    1. Ahsan Uddin Ahmed, M. Reazuddin, K. Islam
      Pages 161-170
    2. Fengqi Zhou, Xueyi Liu, Huaqing Xu, Luying Dong, Mingxing Wang, Aiju Ding et al.
      Pages 171-182
    3. D. Dagvadorj, M. Munkhtsetseg, J. Lee
      Pages 183-188
    4. Pojanee Khummongkol, Pimpan Jermsawatdipong, Laddawan Pungchit, Kansri Boonpragob, Jerasorn Santisirisomboon, Ivan Decosta et al.
      Pages 201-222
  5. Central and Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States

    1. J. M. Punning, M. Ilomets, A. Karindi, M. Mandre, A. Martins, A. Pesur et al.
      Pages 263-274
    2. Sándor Molnár, Tibor Takács, Tamás Pálvölgyi, Tibor Faragó, Tihamér Tajthy
      Pages 275-287
    3. Edward Monocrovich, Dmitry Danchuk, Olga Pilifosova, Oleg Semenov, Tleusen Temertekov, Zoja Korneeva et al.
      Pages 289-297
    4. Katarína Marečkova, Pavol Bielek, Stanislav Kucirek, Karol Kovac, Pavol Zubal, Jozef Mindas et al.
      Pages 299-316
    5. Nikolai Raptsoun, Natalia Parasiouk, Mikhail Kozelkevich, Boris Kostyukovsky, Bronislav Panasyuk, Sergey Melnichuk et al.
      Pages 317-325
  6. Latin America

    1. Oscar Paz Rada, Sergio Romero, Freddy Tejada
      Pages 347-355
    2. Patricia Ramírez, Ana Rita Chacón
      Pages 357-365
    3. Jorge Ruiz, Jorge Ponce, Cesar Pizarro, Juan Avila, Ivan Llamas, Elizabeth Culqui
      Pages 367-373
    4. Martha Perdomo, Nora Pereira, Yamil Bonduki, Ana María Segnini
      Pages 375-387
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 389-389

About this book


International concern for the continued growth of greenhouse gas emissions, and the potentially damaging consequences of resultant global climate change, led to the signing of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change by 155 nations at the Earth Summit in June 1992. The Convention came into force on 21 March 1994, three months after receiving its 50th ratification. All Parties to the Convention are required to compile, periodically update, and publish national inventories of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions and sinks using comparable methodologies. In support of this process, the US Country Studies Program (US CSP) is providing financial and technical assistance to 56 developing and transition countries for conducting national inventories.
This book presents the results of preliminary national inventories prepared by countries participating in the US CSP that are ready to share their interim findings. In some cases, inventories were prepared with support from other organizations. Preliminary inventories of twenty countries in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States, and Latin America are presented, as well as regional and global syntheses of the national results. The regional and global syntheses also discuss results of eleven other preliminary national inventories that have been published elsewhere with the assistance of other programs. Results are discussed in the context of national and regional socioeconomic characteristics, and the regional and global syntheses compare national inventory estimates to other published estimates that are based largely on international databases. Papers also discuss inventory development issues, such as data collection and emission factor determination, and problems associated with applying the IPCC inventory methodologies.
The preliminary inventory results reported here represent significant progress towards meeting country commitments under the Framework Convention, and provide useful information for refining international greenhouse gas emission databases and improving inventory methodologies. As the first book to compile national greenhouse gas emission estimates prepared by national experts in developing countries and countries with economies in transition, this will be an invaluable resource to scientists, policymakers, and development specialists in national, regional and global anthropogenic sources and sinks of greenhouse gases.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Barbara V. Braatz
    • 1
  • Bubu P. Jallow
    • 2
  • Sándor Molnár
    • 3
  • Daniel Murdiyarso
    • 4
  • Martha Perdomo
    • 5
  • John F. Fitzgerald
    • 6
  1. 1.ICF IncorporatedUSA
  2. 2.Department of Water ResourcesBanjulThe Gambia
  3. 3.SYSTEMEXPERT Consulting, Ltd.BudapestHungary
  4. 4.BIOTROP-GCTE, Southeast Asian Impacts CentreBogorIndonesia
  5. 5.Ministry of Environment and Natural ResourcesCaracasVenezuela
  6. 6.U.S. Country Studies ProgramUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4727-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1722-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1382-3124
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