PIKParis Reality Check: PRIMAP-crf

PRIMAP-crf

Dataset Description Paper (In Review)

Jeffery, M. L., Guetschow, J., Gieseke, R., and Gebel, R.: PRIMAP-crf: UNFCCC CRF data in IPCC 2006 categories, Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2018-3, in review, 2018.

Dataset Download

Jeffery, Mairi Louise; Gütschow, Johannes; Gieseke, Robert; Gebel, Ronja (2018): PRIMAP-crf: UNFCCC CRF data in IPCC 2006 categories. V. 1.0. GFZ Data Services. http://doi.org/10.5880/pik.2018.001

About PRIMAP-crf

PRIMAP-crf is a processed version of data reported by countries to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in the Common Reporting Format (CRF). The processing has three key aspects:

  1. Data from individual countries and years are combined into one CSV file.
  2. Data is re-organised to follow the IPCC 2006 hierarchical categorisation.
  3. ‘Baskets’ of gases are calculated according to different global warming potential estimates from each of the three most recent IPCC reports.

Categories

Top levels of the IPCC 2006 categorisation. Filled circles indicate that further sub-categories exist. Orange circles indicate that the category is generated by aggregation of sub-categories in PRIMAP-crf. Click on the circles to expand/collapse the hierarchy.

AFOLU categorisation.

Agriculture only (red) and LULUCF only (green) categories are aggregated to give combined categories (purple). Some of the data that is provided as Agriculture or LULUCF only does not map directly to an IPCC 2006 category. Additional PRIMAP 'M' categories are therefore created for this data and integrated into the hierarchy. Filled circles indicate categories for which further sub-categories are available in the full dataset. Click on the circles to expand/collapse the hierarchy.

Abstract

All Annex I Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) are required to report domestic emissions on an annual basis in a 'Common Reporting Format' (CRF). In 2015, the CRF data reporting was updated to follow the more recent 2006 guidelines from the IPCC and the structure of the reporting tables was modified accordingly. However, the hierarchical categorisation of data in the IPCC 2006 guidelines is not readily extracted from the reporting tables. In this paper, we present the PRIMAP-crf data as a re-constructed hierarchical dataset according to the IPCC 2006 guidelines. Furthermore, the data is organised in a series of tables containing all available countries and years for each GHG individual gas and category reported. It is therefore readily usable for climate policy assessment, such as the quantification of emissions reduction targets. In addition to single gases, the Kyoto basket of greenhouse gases (CO2, N2O, CH4, HFCs, PFCs, SF6, and NF3) is provided according to multiple global warming potentials. The dataset was produced using the PRIMAP emissions module. Key processing steps include; extracting data from submitted CRF Excel spreadsheets, mapping CRF categories to IPCC 2006 categories, constructing missing categories from available data, and aggregating single gases to gas baskets. Finally, we describe key aspects of the data with relevance for climate policy; the contribution of NF₃ to national totals, changes in data reported over subsequent years, and issues or difficulties encountered when processing currently available data. The processed data is available under an Open Data CC BY 4.0 license, and available at http://doi.org/10.5880/pik.2018.001.

Notes

See also the data description at the Dataset Repository for a format description and changelog.

Recommended citation

When using this dataset or one of its updates, please cite the DOI of the precise version of the dataset used and also the data description article which the dataset is supplement to.

Description Article (In Review)

Jeffery, M. L., Guetschow, J., Gieseke, R., and Gebel, R.: PRIMAP-crf: UNFCCC CRF data in IPCC 2006 categories, Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2018-3, in review, 2018.

Dataset

Jeffery, Mairi Louise; Gütschow, Johannes; Gieseke, Robert; Gebel, Ronja (2018): PRIMAP-crf: UNFCCC CRF data in IPCC 2006 categories. V. 1.0. GFZ Data Services. http://doi.org/10.5880/pik.2018.001

Contact

Louise Jeffery, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, louise.jeffery@pik-potsdam.de

We appreciate if you notify us when you use the dataset so that we can keep track of how it is used and take that into consideration when updating and improving the dataset.

Usage of the dataset

Gütschow, J. et al. (2018): The PRIMAP-hist national historical emissions time series (1850-2015). V. 1.2. GFZ Data Services. http://doi.org/10.5880/pik.2018.003

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