The secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) invited our Research Associate Tatenda to participate as a reviewer for the 2022 greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory submissions of Parties included in Annex I. Tatenda served as a Land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF) expert for the centralized review of Cyprus, Greece, Lithuania, and Switzerland, held from 5 to 10 September 2022 in Bonn, Germany. During the review experts used:
- The Guidelines for the preparation of national communications by Parties included in Annex I to the Convention,
- Part I: UNFCCC reporting guidelines on annual greenhouse gas inventories, adopted by decision 24/CP. l 9,
- The Guidelines for the technical review of information reported under the Convention related to greenhouse gas inventories,
- Biennial reports and national communications by Parties included in Annex I to the Convention, adopted by decision 13/CP.20,
- The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) methodologies and good practice guidance,
- Other relevant COP decisions,
as the bases for the technical review of inventories. This process was guided by the procedures and deadlines for each stage as set out in the guidelines, under the coordination of the UNFCCC secretariat. The review process helps to ensure that the Conference of the Parties (COP) under UNFCCC has accurate and reliable information on greenhouse gas emissions. This being the last review at the end of the Kyoto protocol, focus was on ensuring that all inventory issues that have a bearing on accounting of emissions under the Kyoto protocol are addressed.