UK Greenhouse Gas Inventory National System Home Page
Contracted Sources
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is responsible for the delivery of the UK Government’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory (GHGI) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). In this capacity, Defra is required to establish a National System for inventory data provision, in accordance with Article 5 of the Kyoto Protocol and European Commission Decision 280/2004/EC, in order to support compliance with the UK and EU’s Kyoto Protocol commitments.
To ensure the consistency and accuracy of data used within the GHGI, now and into the future, Defra is developing the UK's National System through the implementation of contracts and agreements with key data providers.
Contracted Parties
The following organisations have established contracts with Defra which include details of Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC) arrangements for data provided to the GHGI:
The inventory team at AEA performs the role of Inventory Agency on behalf of Defra, managing the compilation and delivery of the GHG Inventory for the UK. AEA experts provide the GHG emission estimates from sectors including: industry, residential, commercial, transport and waste. The AEA team also co-ordinates the integration of the agricultural and LULUCF sector data from other contractors and leads the QA programme for the inventory as a whole.
North Wyke Research
Emissions from the agricultural sector are provided by Defra’s Land Management Improvement Division on the basis of a contract with the North Wyke Research.
Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH)
Estimates for Land-use, Land-use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) are produced on behalf of Defra by the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH).

  < Back to Greenhouse Gas Inventory National System Home Page
Contact Us
Terms and Conditions