This report documents the submission of the Dutch annual greenhouse gas emission inventory for 2019, in accordance with the guidelines provided by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the European Union's Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Mechanism. The 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.
Greenhouse gas emissions decreased in 2017
Total greenhouse gas emissions in the Netherlands in 2017 decreased by approximately 1.1%, compared with 2016 emissions. This decrease was mainly the result of decreased coal combustion for energy and heat production. In 2017, total greenhouse gas emissions in the Netherlands (including indirect CO2 emissions and excluding emissions from land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF)) amounted to 193.7 Tg CO2eq. This is approximately 12.6% below the emissions in the base year 1990 (221.7 Tg CO2eq).
This report documents the Netherlands' annual submission for 2019 of its greenhouse gas emissions inventory in accordance with the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (IPCC, 2006) prescribed by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Kyoto Protocol (KP) and the European Union's Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Mechanism.