This programme had been undertaken since 1991 by the IPCC Working Group I in close collaboration with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Energy Agency (IEA). In 1999, the Technical Support Unit (TSU) set up at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) in Japan took over this programme in accordance with a decision taken by the IPCC at its 14th session.
The objectives of the TFI are:
For details, please check TFI website.
The Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (TFI) has a Bureau (TFB) with 14 members including its two Co-chairs, and a Technical Support Unit. The TFB assists and advises the TFI Co-Chairs with respect to preparation of TFI methodology reports, management of TFI activities, including workshops and expert meetings, and scoping meetings, etc. For more detail, please see TFI website.
The inauguration of the TSU took place on Saturday 25 September 1999 in Tokyo, Japan. Currently ten staff members are working in the TSU. For more details, please click here.
The Emission Factor Database (EFDB) is a project supported by the National Greenhouse Gas Inventories Programme (NGGIP), which is managed by the TFI . The EFDB is intended to be a recognized library, where users can find emission factors and other parameters with background documentation or technical references that can be used for estimating greenhouse gas emissions and removals. The responsibility for using this information appropriately remains with the users themselves. To access the EFDB, click here.
The IPCC Inventory Software implements the simplest Tier 1 methods in the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories and as such is useful to users of all versions of the IPCC Guidelines. From Version 2.54, the Software implements Tier 2 methods in the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for most categories under Energy, IPPU and Waste Sectors.
To access the software, click here