Definition of 1A Fuel Combustion Activities Source Category
Total emissions of all greenhouse gases from all fuel combustion activities as described further below. CO2 emissions from combustion of biomass fuels are not included in totals for the energy sector. They may not be net emissions if the biomass is sustainably produced. If biomass is harvested at an unsustainable rate (that is, faster than annual regrowth), net CO2 emissions will appear as a loss of biomass stocks in the Land-Use Change and Forestry module. Other greenhouse gases from biomass fuel combustion are considered net emissions and are reported under Energy. (Sum of I A 1 to I A 5). Incineration of waste for waste-to-energy facilities should be reported here and not under Section 6C. Emissions based upon fuel for use on ships or aircraft engaged in international transport (1 A 3 a i and 1 A 3 d i) should, as far as possible, not be included in national totals but reported separately.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Revised 1996 Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories. Houghton, J.T., Meira Filho, L.G., Lim, B., Tréanton, K., Mamaty, I., Bonduki, Y., Griggs, D.J. and Callander, B.A. (Eds).. IPCC/OECD/IEA, 1997.
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