Publikation:National Inventory Report for the German Greenhouse Gas Inventory 1990 - 2008
Klima | Energie

Submission under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol 2010

National Inventory Report for the German Greenhouse Gas Inventory 1990 - 2008


As a Party to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC ), 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 objectives and instruments for global climate protection. This leads to
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 280/20041, these requirements became legally binding for Germany in spring 2004.