Muddy Greenhouse Gas Accounting Requires Independent Third Party Certification

Nilsson S, Bull GQ, Jonas M, Obersteiner M, & Shvidenko A (2001). Muddy Greenhouse Gas Accounting Requires Independent Third Party Certification. IIASA Interim Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: IR-01-055

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Abstract

At the Conference of Parties (COP 6 II) the sinks became a central issue in the Kyoto negotiations. This paper illustrates the uncertainties involved in the greenhouse accounting with respect to sinks. Different assessments, using the same basic data, result in dramatically different results with respect to the sink capacities. In order to achieve the targeted efforts with the sinks in the Kyoto process a new institutional setup is required. An important component of this institutional setup is the introduction of independent third party certification of greenhouse gas accounts and country reports submitted to the UNFCCC Secretariat.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Interim Report)
Research Programs: Forestry (FOR)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:13
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2016 22:16
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/6469

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