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The category that is prioritised in the national inventory system because it has a significant influence on the country's total inventory of greenhouse gases in terms of absolute volume or trend of emissions, or both.

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A kind-of-activity unit is an enterprise or part of an enterprise that mainly operates within one industry. It is not limited to one site but includes all establishments of an enterprise that operate within a certain industry. Each enterprise has one or more kind-of-activity units. The definition of kind-of-activity unit is based on an EU regulation concerning statistical units (EEC 696/93) and on a regulation concerning Business Registers (EC 177/2008).

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A kitchen is a room furnished for cooking. A space furnished for cooking measuring less than 7 square metres is a kitchenette or cooking area.

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A legally binding Protocol to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change which was adopted at the third sessions of the Conference Parties to the UNFCCC in Kyoto, Japan, in 1997. The European Union and Finland ratified the Protocol in May 2002. The Protocol entered into force on 16 February 2005. The Protocol obliges the countries listed in its Annex B to limit or reduce their greenhouse gas emissions during the 2008-2012 period to the mandatory targets assigned in the Annex.

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