The Expert Review Team (ERT) finds the inventory submission of the EU is complete, and a complete set of common reporting format (CRF) tables for the years 1990–2008 and a national inventory report (NIR) have been submitted.
13 July 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report of the individual review of the annual submission of the EU (FCCC/ARR/2010/EU) published in 2010.
The Expert Review Team (ERT) concludes that the inventory submission of the EU has been prepared and reported in accordance with the UNFCCC reporting guidelines. The inventory submission is complete and the EU has submitted a complete set of common reporting format (CRF) tables for the years 1990–2008 and a national inventory report (NIR); these are complete in terms of geographical coverage, years, sectors and gases, and generally complete in terms of categories. Some of the categories, particularly in the land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) and industrial processes sectors, were reported as not estimated (NE) by some member States. During the review, the EU provided the ERT with information on the procedure to deal with the completeness issue. The ERT concludes that the procedure should guarantee a substantial improvement in future annual submissions. [Publication: Report of the Individual Review of the Annual Submission of the European Union Submitted in 2010]