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Greenhouse Gas Inventory

Credit: 3 PDH
Course Fee: $45.00
18 pages

Course Summary:

This course summarizes the latest information on U.S. anthropogenic greenhouse gas emission trends from 1990 through 2004. To ensure that the U.S. emissions inventory is comparable to those of other UNFCCC Parties, the estimates presented here were calculated using methodologies consistent with those recommended in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Revised 1996 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (IPCC/UNEP/OECD/IEA 1997), the IPCC Good Practice Guidance and Uncertainty Management in National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (IPCC 2000), and the IPCC Good Practice Guidance for Land Use, Land-Use Change, and Forestry (IPCC 2003). The structure of the Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2004 is consistent with the UNFCCC guidelines for inventory reporting. For most source categories, the IPCC methodologies were expanded, resulting in a more comprehensive and detailed estimate of emissions.

Learning Objective:

  • Recent trends in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and sinks
  • Carbon Dioxide Emissions
  • Methane Emissions
  • Nitrous Oxide Emissions
  • HFC, PFC, and SF6 Emissions
  • Overviews of sector emissions and trends
  • Emissions by economic Sector
  • Indirect Greenhouse gases
  • Recent Trends in Various U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions-Related Data

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Course Content

Course Author: EPA/OAP

Course 1

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