Quality assurance and quality control procedure for national and Union GHG projections
ETC/ACM Technical Paper 2017/9

Released: 2017/12/18: See the report

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The quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) procedure is an element of the QA/QC programme of the Union system for policies and measures and projections to be established in 2017 according to Article 12 of the MMR. The European Environment Agency (EEA) is responsible for the annual implementation of the QA/QC procedures and is assisted by the European Topic Centre for air pollution and climate change mitigation (ETC/ACM). The QA/QC procedure document describes QA/QC checks carried out at EU level on the national reported projections from Member States and on the compiled Union GHG projections. QA/QC procedures are performed at several different stages during the preparation of the national and Union GHG projections in order to aim to ensure the timeliness, transparency, accuracy, consistency, comparability and completeness of the reported information. The results of the 2017 QA/QC procedure are presented in the related paper ETC/ACM Technical Paper 2017/8.

Prepared by: ETC/ACM members Carmen Schmid, Henrik Neier, Johannes Burgstaller 1; Tom Dauwe 2; Giorgos Mellios 3; Hannah Förster, Sabine Gores, Carina Zell-Ziegler 4;
1Umweltbundesamt (UBA-V),Austria; 2VITO (VITO), Belgium; 3EMISIA (EMISIA),Greece; 4Öko-Institut (ÖKO-Institut), Germany

EEA Contributers: Magdalena Jóźwicka, Melanie Sporer

Published by: ETC/ACM, October 2017, 41 pp.

Related paper: ETC/ACM Technical Paper 2017/8