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Emissions, activity data, and emission factors of fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-Gases) in Germany 1995-2002

Abstract

Before the 1997 Kyoto Protocol on Climate Protection, the fluorinated greenhouse gases HFCs, PFCs, and SF6 (F-gases) aroused little public attention. Since then, the standards on surveying and reporting on national emissions have been rising constantly. Amongst others, the annual reporting to the UNFCCC secretariat makes detailed declarations on use and emissions of F-gases necessary, which have to be filled in specified formats for submission (Common Reporting Format = CRF). The scientific basis has been set out by the UNFCCC guidelines on reporting, in accordance with the instructions laid down in IPCC good practice guidance. Additionally, in Germany the Centralised System of Emissions (ZSE) shall provide a suitable tool to satisfy any quality needs of both activity data and emission factors. From 1995 onwards, activity data and emissions of each individual application sector shall be presented in a comprehensible and transparent way. Therefore, the way of data collection as well as the estimation methods applied must be well documented. Moreover, data has to be prepared for appropriate importation into ZSE. It is the objective of this study to provide the transparency demanded within 40 national application sectors of F-gases, for the period between 1995 and 2002. - Firstly, all the  More>>
Authors:
Schwarz, Winfried [1] 
  1. Oeko-Recherche, Buero fuer Umweltforschung und -beratung GmbH, Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
Publication Date:
Jun 15, 2005
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
UBA-FB-000811/e
Resource Relation:
Related Information: Umweltbundesamt. Textev. 15-05
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; ACTIVITY LEVELS; AIR CONDITIONING; EMISSION; FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY; FLUORINE COMPOUNDS; GREENHOUSE GASES; HEAT PUMPS; NUMERICAL DATA; REFRIGERATION; SULFUR FLUORIDES
Sponsoring Organizations:
Umweltbundesamt, Berlin (Germany); Bundesministerium fuer Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit, Berlin (Germany)
OSTI ID:
21154958
Research Organizations:
Umweltbundesamt, Dessau (Germany)
Country of Origin:
Germany
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: Contract UFOPLAN 201 41 261/01; ISSN 0722-186X; TRN: DE09G3607
Availability:
Commercial reproduction prohibited; OSTI as DE21154958
Submitting Site:
DE
Size:
287 pages
Announcement Date:
May 21, 2009

Citation Formats

Schwarz, Winfried. Emissions, activity data, and emission factors of fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-Gases) in Germany 1995-2002. Germany: N. p., 2005. Web.
Schwarz, Winfried. Emissions, activity data, and emission factors of fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-Gases) in Germany 1995-2002. Germany.
Schwarz, Winfried. 2005. "Emissions, activity data, and emission factors of fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-Gases) in Germany 1995-2002." Germany.
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title = {Emissions, activity data, and emission factors of fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-Gases) in Germany 1995-2002}
author = {Schwarz, Winfried}
abstractNote = {Before the 1997 Kyoto Protocol on Climate Protection, the fluorinated greenhouse gases HFCs, PFCs, and SF6 (F-gases) aroused little public attention. Since then, the standards on surveying and reporting on national emissions have been rising constantly. Amongst others, the annual reporting to the UNFCCC secretariat makes detailed declarations on use and emissions of F-gases necessary, which have to be filled in specified formats for submission (Common Reporting Format = CRF). The scientific basis has been set out by the UNFCCC guidelines on reporting, in accordance with the instructions laid down in IPCC good practice guidance. Additionally, in Germany the Centralised System of Emissions (ZSE) shall provide a suitable tool to satisfy any quality needs of both activity data and emission factors. From 1995 onwards, activity data and emissions of each individual application sector shall be presented in a comprehensible and transparent way. Therefore, the way of data collection as well as the estimation methods applied must be well documented. Moreover, data has to be prepared for appropriate importation into ZSE. It is the objective of this study to provide the transparency demanded within 40 national application sectors of F-gases, for the period between 1995 and 2002. - Firstly, all the activity data as well as the emissions related to them are presented and commented. This applies to manufacturing of products, F-gases banked in operating systems, and decommissioning. - Secondly, the methodologies applied to calculate the emissions are described and all sources of information are revealed, e.g. literature, names of experts from the manufacturing industry, users, trade, and academia. - Thirdly, reliability and safety of data are discussed. - Fourthly, possible deviations from the IPCC default values are stated and given reasons for. Wherever this intensive reviewing of 40 sectors through eight years of reporting uncovers gaps or inconsistencies in previous reports, later corrections can be made by means of recalculations. (orig.)}
place = {Germany}
year = {2005}
month = {Jun}
}