Detailed EU climate gas reporting rules issued

Detailed rules for EU member states on monitoring and reporting greenhouse gas emissions and sinks have been published in the bloc's official journal. The 35-page decision supplements more general reporting rules agreed last year (EED 11/03/04). As well as basic annual and biennial emission reporting cycles, the decision specifies parameters for projecting future emissions plus indicators for measuring progress towards emission commitments. The guidance comes at a key point: this year all Kyoto protocol industrialised parties must show "demonstrable progress" on their commitments. See Commission decision 2005/166/EC.

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