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New Zealand's Greenhouse Gas Inventory 1990–2010 and Net Position: Environmental Snapshot April 2012

Publication date:  April 2012
Publication reference number:  INFO 644

This snapshot presents commonly asked questions about New Zealand’s emissions and provides answers from New Zealand’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory 1990–2009 released on 15 April 2011.

The inventory is the official annual report of all human-caused emissions and removals of greenhouse gases in New Zealand. The inventory measures New Zealand’s progress against its obligations under the Kyoto Protocol as well as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).


Errata notice

October 2012

This errata notice is to inform users that a small error has been identified in the net removals data in the land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) sector and net removals from land subject to all activities under Article 3.3 of the Kyoto Protocol as reported in New Zealand’s national greenhouse gas inventory 1990–2010.

The net removals figure as reported under Article 3.3 of the Kyoto Protocol for 2010 has been corrected in this document using New Zealand’s Net Position Report. The corrected figure is highlighted in green in the sections below.

Sections containing data on emissions from the LULUCF sector, used to calculate net emissions under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change have not been updated in this snapshot. The data in these sections contain an error of approximately 4 per cent, and have been highlighted in red in the text below.

For more information on this error and our response, please visit our Greenhouse Gas Inventory page.