Inventory submissions

The annual reporting of the greenhouse gas inventory consists of a National Inventory Report (NIR) (pdf) and standardized reporting tables (CRF tables (xlsx), SEF tables (xlsx)).

Latest submission (data from 1990-2020):

NIR includes descriptions of the development of emissions since 1990, of the methods and assumptions used in the calculation, of the re-calculations, of the uncertainties involved in the calculation and of the quality management of the inventory. The inventory report describes the calculation in accordance with both the Climate Convention and the Kyoto Protocol.

CRF tables consist of summary, sectoral and trend tables for all greenhouse gas emissions and removals reported under UNFCCC. Previous years CRF tables are available in the UNFCCC submissions site KP-LULUCF tables include emissions and removals from specific actions defined under Article 3.3 and 3.4 of the Kyoto Protocol.

SEF tables include information on holdings of the Kyoto units in the Finnish registry as well as information on transfers of the units to and from other Parties of the Kyoto Protocol. The actual emission data according to the Climate Convention are compiled into CRF tables by sector, source and gas as well as background data used in the calculation. The emission data of the actions following Articles 3.3 and 3.4 of the Kyoto Protocol are recorded in the KP-LULUCF tables. The mandatory actions to be reported are afforestation, reforestation, deforestation, and voluntary are also forest management, cropland management, grazing land management and revegetation. Of the voluntary actions Finland has chosen forest management.

The SEF tables include data on emission units and emission reduction units in the emissions register and their transfers between the registers of different countries. The reported data always concern the emissions of two years ago.

Inventory report and calculation data are submitted to the EU and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) annually:
- 15.1. submission to EU (preliminary data),
- 15.3. submission to EU,
- 15.4. submission to UNFCCC (including also information concerning Kyoto protocol).

In addition, the inventory-related performance indicators of the climate policy in accordance with the EU's greenhouse gas monitoring system are yearly reported to the EU.


Latest indicator report
Performance indicators of Finland

The UNFCC secretariat has produced reporting guidelines both for the annual national inventories and the national communication.

The reporting is also guided by the Decision of the European Parliament and the Council concerning the mechanism for monitoring greenhouse gas emissions and for implementing the Kyoto Protocol.

Initial report

Finland's assigned amount for the Kyoto Protocol's first commitment period (2008-2012) is 355 481 Gg CO2 eq. The calculation of the assigned amount quantity is reported in Finland's initial report  (22.12.2006) (pdf).

National communication

In addition, a so-called national communication containing detailed data on i.a. national conditions, climate strategies as well as policy measures to cut emissions, is prepared at approximately four-year intervals.