Total greenhouse gas emissions in the Netherlands decreased in 2014 by approximately 4.1%, compared with those in 2013. This was mainly the result of a decrease in fuel consumption due to the mild winter of 2014. In 2014, total greenhouse gas emissions (including emissions from Land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF)) in the Netherlands amounted to 187.1 Tg CO2 eq. This is approximately 16% below the 1990 emission level.
This report documents the Netherlands' submission of its annual greenhouse gas emission inventory for 2016, in accordance with the guidelines provided by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)3 and the European Union's Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Mechanism. This report contains information on the observed trends in emissions, an assessment of the main emission sources and the uncertainty related to their emission levels, the methods and data sources used, and the emission factors applied. Furthermore, it provides a description of the quality assurance system and data-verification activities.