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Quarterly update of Australia's National Greenhouse Gas Inventory: September 2014

Department of the Environment, 2015

This report provides estimates of Australia's national inventory up to the September quarter of 2014. This edition of the Quarterly Update includes full implementation of new international reporting guidelines (i.e. the 2006 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [IPCC] Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories), agreed upon at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change [UNFCCC] Conference of the Parties in 2013 (for more detail, see International Guidelines in section 7.2).

Australia's National Greenhouse Accounts are made up of a series of comprehensive reports and databases that estimate, and account for, Australia's greenhouse gas emissions. These publications fulfil Australia's international and domestic reporting requirements.

The ‘Quarterly Update' is a publication series that reports on the latest estimates of Australia's national greenhouse gas inventory.

Australia's annual emissions for the year to September 2014 (including emissions from land sector) are estimated to be 546.7 Mt CO2-e.

  • National emissions (excluding the land sector) levels increased by 0.3 per cent in trend terms for the September quarter 2014.
  • Annual emissions for the year to September 2014 (excluding the land sector) decreased 0.6  per cent compared to the previous year, emissions for the September 2014 quarter increased 0.3 per cent relative to the previous quarter on a seasonally adjusted and weather normalised basis.

Over the year to September 2014, increases in the electricity, transport and waste sectors were partially offset by decreases in fugitive emissions, industrial processes and product use and agriculture.

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