Introduction to the Review Process



38th session of Executive Body (EB) to EMEP (Geneva, December 2018):  The document "Updated methods and procedures for the review of emission inventories" [PDF, 223KB] has been adopted (Decision 2018/1) with amendments proposed by EU, US and Canada . The document shell be used for review of submitted emission inventories 2019 onwards.

Appendix on Technical Revisions provides  guidance on  quantification of  necessary technical  corrections if the data are found to be inconsitent with recommended methodologies of the EMEP/EEA Guidebook or where the emission estimates are not provided for an NFR source category.   

Main objective

The technical review of national inventories checks and assesses Parties' data submissions with a view to improve the quality of emission data and associated information reported to the Convention. The review process is aiming at inventory improvements by checking transparency, consistency, comparabilitycompleteness and accuracy of submitted data.


The review also seeks to achieve a common approach to prioritising and monitoring inventory improvements under the Convention with those of other organisations with similar interests such as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the European Union National Emission Ceilings (NEC) Directive and the European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (E-PRTR).


All findings and review reports are published on the site review results. Stage 2 review results are password protected until end of June. After countries had sufficient time to provide comments the stage 2 reports will be un-protected.



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Roster of review experts

Parties are invited to submit nominations of suitably-qualified emission inventory experts for the roster of review experts [PDF, 415KB].


Please forward completed nomination form [DOC, 59KB] to CEIP and a copy to the UNECE secretariat