Klima | Energie, Luft

German Greenhouse Gas Inventory 1990 - 2003

National Inventory Report 2005

Submission under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

As a Party to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change, since 1994 Germany has been obliged to prepare, publish and regularly update national emission inventories of greenhouse gases. In February 2005, the Kyoto Protocol entered into force. As a result, for the first time ever the international community of nations is required to implement binding action targets and instruments for global climate protection. This leads to very extensive obligations vis-à-vis the preparation, reporting and review of emissions inventories. As a result of Europe's own implementation of the Kyoto Protocol, via the adoption of EU Decision 280/2004, these requirements became legally binding for Germany in spring 2004.