IPCC Discussing Software for Emissions Inventory

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It follows one communicates published on the day (12/12) in the website of the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) noting that IPCC discussing software for “Emissions Inventory”.

Duda Falcão

IPCC Discussing Software
for Emissions Inventory

Monday, December 12, 2011

At the National Institute for Space Research (Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais – INPE), in São José dos Campos (SP), experts from different countries come together, from Dec.13 to 15, with the intention of reviewing a software for greenhouse gases emissions calculation. The meeting is sponsored by the Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), coordinated by Brazil and Japan.

According to Thelma Krug, co-chair of the IPCC Task Force, the software has been developed to assist any country in the national inventory elaboration and thereby fulfill its commitment under the Climate Convention. The software will also be available to other users, such as academics and inventories compilers, and for training. The first version of the software should be released early next year.

The software for national inventories elaboration consider liquid greenhouse gases emissions from the sectors of Energy, Industry Processes, Waste Management, Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use.

The IPCC is a United Nations (UN) Panel and is responsible for evaluating the scientific information on climate change effects, highlighting its environmental and socioeconomic impacts, and outlining mitigation strategies. IPCC will gather 831 experts from worldwide – with 25 representatives from Brazil, six of them from INPE – for elaborating its fifth report, which will be published between 2013 and 2014.

The meeting in São José dos Campos, which brings together members of the Task Force on National Inventories, is attended by about 30 experts from the following countries: United States, China, India, Russia, South Africa, Thailand, Indonesia, Zimbabwe, Finland, Slovakia, Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil.

Source: WebSite of the National Institute for Space Research (INPE)