United Arab Emirates

The Center for Climate Strategies conducted a technical review of the Abu Dhabi Emirate greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory for calendar year 2012. The scope of the review addressed the methodologies adopted and applied for estimating emissions in each sector, data acquisition, geographic boundary considerations, reporting format. The reporting of emissions in each sector was evaluated in terms of completeness (sources and GHGs covered); credibility; accounting issues (direct versus indirect sources); comparability with previous or regional emissions reports; accuracy; and confidence (in terms of the use of the reported data for GHG mitigation planning purposes). CCS provided a final set of recommendations to address issues that were identified during the review.