Chapter 2 - Introduction

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The next pages give an overview on the fundamental inventory work, its backrounds and basic tasks.

2.1 National Inventory Background
- Why we do what we do: The CLRTAP convention and its protocols, Germany's reduction obligations, …

2.2 Institutional Arrangements
- The necessary institutional framework: Inventory preparation, responsibilities of the Single National Entity, …

2.3 Inventory Preparation Process
- How we do it: The process of inventory preparation.

2.4 Methods and Data Sources
- Where we get our data from: Main data sources, national statistics, models, plant specific data, …

2.5 Key Categories
- Main emission sources and interesting trends.

2.6 QA/QC and Verification methods
- Assuring a high quality inventory: The German Quality System for Emission Inventories.

2.7 General Uncertainty Evaluation
- The quality of numbers: specific and over-all uncertainty assessment.

2.8 General Assessment of Completeness
- Mind the gap: necessary efforts to achieve the "complete" inventory.

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