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On the use of Earth Observation to support estimates of national greenhouse gas emissions and sinks for the Global stocktake process: lessons learned from ESA-CCI RECCAP2

Bastos, Ana ; Ciais, Philippe; Sitch, Stephen; Aragão, Luiz E. O. C.; Chevallier, Frédéric; Fawcett, Dominic; Rosan, Thais M.; Saunois, Marielle; Günther, Dirk; Perugini, Lucia; Robert, Colas; Deng, Zhu; Pongratz, Julia; Ganzenmüller, Raphael; Fuchs, Richard 1; Winkler, Karina ORCID iD icon 1; Zaehle, Sönke; Alvergel, Clément
1 Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung – Atmosphärische Umweltforschung (IMK-IFU), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


The Global Stocktake (GST), implemented by the Paris Agreement, requires rapid developments in the capabilities to quantify annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and removals consistently from the global to the national scale and improvements to national GHG inventories. In particular, new capabilities are needed for accurate attribution of sources and sinks and their trends to natural and anthropogenic processes. On the one hand, this is still a major challenge as national GHG inventories follow globally harmonized methodologies based on the guidelines established by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, but these can be implemented differently for individual countries. Moreover, in many countries the capability to systematically produce detailed and annually updated GHG inventories is still lacking. On the other hand, spatially-explicit datasets quantifying sources and sinks of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide emissions from Earth Observations (EO) are still limited by many sources of uncertainty. While national GHG inventories follow diverse methodologies depending on the availability of activity data in the different countries, the proposed comparison with EO-based estimates can help improve our understanding of the comparability of the estimates published by the different countries. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000151766
Veröffentlicht am 25.10.2022
DOI: 10.1186/s13021-022-00214-w
Zitationen: 5
Web of Science
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Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung – Atmosphärische Umweltforschung (IMK-IFU)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2022
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1750-0680
KITopen-ID: 1000151766
HGF-Programm 12.11.21 (POF IV, LK 01) Natural ecosystems as sources and sinks of GHGs
Erschienen in Carbon Balance and Management
Verlag Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
Band 17
Heft 1
Seiten Art.Nr. 15
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 01.10.2022
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