Australia's National Greenhouse Gas Inventory: March Quarter 2011

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Quarterly Update

Australia’s National Greenhouse Accounts are made up of a series of comprehensive reports and databases that estimate, and account for, Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions. These publications fulfil Australia’s international and domestic inventory reporting requirements. The Quarterly Update of Australia’s National Greenhouse Gas Inventory reports on the latest estimates of Australia’s national greenhouse gas inventory.

This Quarterly Update provides estimates of Australia's national greenhouse gas inventory based on the latest available data and the accounting rules that apply for the Kyoto Protocol.

Key data

Preliminary estimates and trends in Australia's National Inventory up to the March quarter of 2011 are shown in this report. The quarterly National Inventory estimates includes emission sources listed under Annex A of the Kyoto Protocol - energy, industrial processes, agriculture and waste sectors - but does not include emissions from the Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) activities under article 3.3 of the Kyoto Protocol, for which data are not yet available.

These preliminary emission estimates have been compiled by the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency using the estimation methodologies incorporated in the Australian Greenhouse Emissions Information System (AGEIS) in conjunction with a range of other activity and economic indicators. Seasonal adjustment and trend analysis is conducted using the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) SEASABS tool. More information is provided in the notes section at the end of the document.

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