National Green House Gas Inventories Program (NGGIP) and Green economy
National Green House Gas Inventories Program (NGGIP)
Established by – IPCC.
“To provide methods for estimating national inventories of greenhouse gas emissions to
and removals from, the atmosphere.”
The guidance produced by the NGGIP is used by countries that are parties to the
UNFCCC to estimate the emissions and removals that they report to the UNFCCC.
It may be used by others who want to produce estimates consistent with national totals.
All the IPCC guidance has therefore been compiled by an international range of authors
and with an extensive global review process.
1st methodologies were produced by the IPCC in early 1990s and have been revised
since (Development of IPCC Guidelines and Good Practice Guidance).
The Revised 1996 Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, the Good
Practice Guidance and Uncertainty Management in National Greenhouse Gas
lnventories (GPG2000) and the Good Practice Guidance for Land Use, Land-Use Change
and Forestry (GPG-LULUCF) are used by developed countries to estimate emissions and
removals, and are recommended by the UNFCCC for use by all countries.
Most recent guidelines – The 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas
Inventories (the 2006 Guidelines)
The green economy (GE) is defined as an economy that aims at reducing environmental risks
and ecological scarcities, and that aims for sustainable development without degrading
GE focuses specifically on the fundamental changes that are required to
ensure that economic systems are made more sustainable. Green Economy focuses on
the ways to overcome the deeply rooted causes of unsustainable economic
It is closely related with ecological economics, but has a more politically applied focus.
The ‘Green Economy’ can be considered synonymous to a ‘sustainable’ economy.
However, the Green Economy concept often carries a more distinctive meaning.
Transition to green economy
Three priorities in transition of economy to green economy are
- o Decarbonizes the economy
o Commit the environmental community to justice and equity
o Conserve the biosphere
Measures to adapt green Economy
| Energy audit can reduce your building’s climate footprint and lead to significant savings|
|in energy costs.|
| Overfishing threatens to deplete future fish stocks. We can avoid this by working to|
|promote sustainable fishing practices.|
| Sustainably managed forests can continue to support communities and ecosystems|
|without damaging environment and climate.|
| Use electronic files to reduce your demand for paper products.|
| Car-pooling or taking public transport reduces environmental impacts and economic|
|costs while strengthening community.|
| Walking or riding a bike for short trips is good for your health – and the environment.|
Resource efficiency is key to a GE and water is one of our most important
The development of clean, renewable energy by using solar, wind, tidal, etc. will
contribute to GE.
Recycling appropriate materials and composting food waste reduces the demand on our