IPCC releases draft methodology review

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released its new 2019 Refinement report, detailing its planned adoption of new methodology of measuring and quantifying the ongoing impacts of global climate change.

The new updated guidelines will allow for a more accurate framework for countries to better measure the impact of anthropogenic climate change by better measuring emission sources and mitigations through greenhouse gas sinks.

The refinement is an update on the IPCC’s previous 2006 framework, and is considered necessary to provide updated and more sound scientific measuring for supporting the preparation and continuous improvement of national greenhouse gas inventories.

The IPCC says that the update will focus on better assisting signatory countries to the 2015 Paris Agreement.

The review of the updated guidelines will run through to 24 March.

“Review is an essential part of the IPCC process, to help ensure that the reports are balanced and comprehensive. I invite all governments to contribute to this review,” said Kiyoto Tanabe, one of the two Co-Chairs of the Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (TFI), which is preparing the report.

The refinement can be found here

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