2003-2004 NEC air emissions reporting: inventory improvement review overview report ETC/ACC Technical Paper 2004/2

13 Sep 2004

Summary:
This overview report summarises the methods used and the results of a review of the NEC Directive inventories submitted by EU Member States to the European Commission in terms of data submission timeliness and quality. The review of the NEC emissions data has been performed in parallel with a review of the data submitted by Parties in 2004 to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP).

This report represents one of the outputs from the 2004 work programme of the European Topic Centre on Air and Climate Change (ETC-ACC) under contract of the EEA.

The review work covered tests for data compliance (reporting timeliness and quality) and comparability (comparison with other inventories and other reporting years, and highlighting dips and jumps in time-series).

Members of the UNECE TFEIP Expert Panel on Review have reviewed the results of the comparability checks to remove instances where the reasons for the identified inconsistencies were known. The questions raised from the review have also been made available to country experts via a web-based consultation being hosted by EMEP. Answers received from countries are summarised in the joint EMEP/EEA inventory report "Inventory Review 2004 - Emission Data reported to CLRTAP and under the NEC Directive", EMEP/MSC-W Technical Report 1/2004.

Prepared by: M Adams, M Downes and J Goodwin (AEA Technology Environment, UK)

Published by: ETC/ACC, Bilthoven, NL, Sep 2004, 18 pp.