This report documents the 2002 Netherlands' annual submission of its greenhouse gas emission inventory in accordance with the United Nation's Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the European Union's Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Mechanism.
The report comprises explanations of observed trends in emissions; a description of an assessment of key sources and their uncertainty; documentation of methods, data sources and emission factors applied; and a description of the quality assurance system and the verification activities performed on the data. From the inventory it can be concluded that total CO2-equivalent emissions of the six greenhouse gases together increased in 2000 by about 3% relative to 1990 (1995 for fluorinated gases). This increase would be a half per cent less when comparing temperature-corrected emissions. Without policy measures emissions in 2000 would have been about 10% higher. Emissions of CO2 and N2O have increased from 1990 to 2000 by about 9% and 3%, respectively, while in the same period CH4 emissions have decreased by 24%. Of the fluorinated greenhouse gases, for which 1995 is the reference year, emissions of HFCs and PFCs decreased by 34 and 18% in 2000, respectively, while SF6 emissions (completely recalculated) decreased by about 9%.