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1 Building knowledge and capacity from Albania experience for improving GHG emissions inventories ALBANIA Laureta DIBRA Ministry of Environment Forestry and Water Administration Geneva 19-20, November

2 Outline Current situation of the national system for compiling GHG inventories and NC Challenges with source data and institutional arrangements Data sources Conclusions

3 Albania’s NCs to UNFCCC First National Communication (FNC) – July 2002 Technology Needs Assesment – November, 2004 Second National Communication (SNC)– November 2009 Self Assesment for the Third National Communication (September, 2011) Third National Communication (TNC) (2012 – 2015)

4 Current situation in Albania with GHG inventories and NC Albania is developing institutional arrangements for producing inventories Considerable experience has been gained and the capacity is being further developed For the SNC, time series were developed for 1990 – 2000 and for the TNC for No single statistical authority with the responsibility for evaluating data collection for inventories The participation of numerous stakeholders is critical to assessing climate change ◦ Including various economic sectors, ministries, non-governmental agencies, community based organizations and funding agencies

5 Current situation in Albania with GHG inventories and NC Albanian Institute of Statistics (INSTAT), different ministries and specialized institutes provide activity data for all sectors as required for the GHG Inventory. Law No.7687 dated “On Statistics” defines INSTAT as the unique central institution in the country under the Council of Ministers, which approves the National Statistical Program, the criteria of the evidences as well as methodological ones, nominations and classifications for production of uniform national statistics underlying the obligations of economic subjects, be they private or public. The Statistical Program, compulsory for all state organs, serves as a basic coordination tool for the collection and compilation of data and for analyzing and publishing indicators.

6 Statistical System Organization in Albania after 1993

7 Challenges with source data and institutional arrangements The inventory was developed in the GEF funded project: “Enabling Albania to prepare its First and Second National Communication in Response to its Commitments to UNFCCC” The work involved fundamental decisions about: ◦ methodologies and emission factors to be used, ◦ setting up a network of contacts and sources to collect and review activity data, ◦ setting up a framework for management, quality assurance, technical peer review, documentation, and archiving. Several iterations are needed for data improvements and reviewing over or under-estimated source categories The cyclical nature of the inventory process is fundamental for the quality ◦ Important lessons were learned during the previous inventory

8 Brief description of national system

9 Challenges with source data and institutional arrangements Both SNC and the stakeholder consultations identify data availability and quality as a key barrier to developing a more accurate inventory Data gaps exist for mobile combustion, enteric fermentation, fuel combustion in industry, fuel wood burned for energy, and solid waste treatment The main contributor to uncertainty was the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fuel wood, which was % of the total value The main source of uncertainty was an estimate of the quantity of self-collected fuel wood in rural areas

10 Challenges with source data and institutional arrangements The SNC did not describe the data collection system ◦ This is a serious gap as information had to be obtained informally and/or by non-professionals Analysis of the F&SNC shows that a critical mass of institutional capacity has been developed for the SNC GHG inventory team assembled for the SNC is intact and ready to undertake the inventory update for TNC ◦ Institutional memory helps taking into account the limitations, obstacles and challenges in inventory development To improve data quality, we should undertake surveys on energy consumption for households, agriculture and transport sectors

11 Data sources All activity data for each sector were national. Although INSTAT was the main activity data source provider for the entire SNC, it did not provide activity data for the GHG inventory. Data was gathered from: the ex-National Agency of Energy, now NANR Ministry of Environment, Forestry, and Water Administration, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Energy, Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Telecommunications, the General Directorate of Forestry, Taxation Department, Costumer Offices and Different data bases, surveys and studies prepared by international organizations (including the World Bank, UNDP, EBRD, EIB etc), universities and NGOs.

12 Albanian legislation on energy statistics TitleSubject matter and scope The Law on StatisticsThis law is relevant for energy statistics as it defines a methodological concept of gathering, systematization and analyses of detailed data which concern different areas. Decision of Council of Ministers nr. 202, date (NANR) According this law is defined as the institution in charge of assembling and processing energy data on both supply and demand side. Law on Power Sector (9072/2003), According this law, provides the data related TPP Law on Refining, Transportation and Trading of Oil, Gas and their By-products” (8450/1999) Ministry responsible for oil and gas sector is responsible for elaboration and publication of information, defining the form, terms and manner. Also, the rules on maintaining and management of the emergency stock of oil, gas and their products are determined by this Law. Petroleum Law (Exploration- Production) (7746/1993) According this law, provides the data related Oil and Gas exploration Law Energy Efficiency (2005)This law, clearly defines the procedure for reporting energy data for the purpose of supporting, developing and monitoring the national energy efficiency program.

13 Legislation gaps Currently, National Agency of Natural Resources (NANR) prepares energy database for supply and demand sides, transformation process and losses, and compiles energy balances annually No legislation to define the methodology and procedure for energy balance ◦ NANR developed its own methodology for data collection The main problem is that legislation does not oblige data providers (institutions, companies or enterprises) to submit their data ◦ This entails serious difficulties for NANR with private sector, depending on their will to reply to questionnaires

14 Legislation gaps We need new or changed legislation defining clearly the roles and responsibilities of INSTAT and NANR ◦ To recognize NANR as the responsible authority for the energy balance ◦ To define obligations for data providers, and in particular for the consumers to report on supply and consumption of energy by sources and commodities Amendments to the Law on Power Sector and Energy Efficiency (EE) are under preparation ◦ The EE Law has taken into consideration a chapter on provision of energy data from different actors and energy consumers (traders, buildings owners, energy consumers, public and private sector, etc)

15 Data sources for fuel combustion Main sectors: Energy and Transformation of fuels Industries Industry: GHG from final consumption of fuels in industry (not for transportation in enterprises) Transport: GHG from combustion and evaporation of fuels for all transport activities Small Combustion: Commercial/Institutional/Residential Building, Agriculture/ Forestry/ Fishing Traditional biomass burned for energy purposes: emissions of CO 2, CH 4, CO, N 2 O, NOx and NMVOC from the burning of wood. Fugitive emissions from fuels: Solid Fuels, Oil & Natural Gas, Venting & Flaring

16 Data sources for fuel combustion Activity data for 1994 and 2000 came from the National Energy Balance, prepared by NARN Some figures like fuel consumption for electricity, heat production and refinery plants collected from each electricity and heat plant The main problem for the Industry Sector and Small Combustion is to get data on energy commodities consumption by sub-sector ◦ Disaggregation was done based on estimation and industrial energy survey Transport: Only total figure of fuel consumption available for 2008 and 2009 ◦ No activity data for sub-sectors like road, rail, water navigation and air – need to use shares of previous years Challenges in dividing fuel consumption between road transport modes (such as cars, types of trucks, buses etc.) due to the large changes occurred in the transition period Biomass: The main data problem is with wood self collection and illegal cutting from forestry areas which are not registered

17 Conclusions Improvement of Energy Statistics According to Eurostat, energy balance (consumption side) includes households, service, industry, transport, agriculture and non-energy use sector The State Statistics Office, INSTAT intents to respond to EU requests for data on energy sub-sectors and other sectors ◦ These data might serve the inventory and Mitigation Scenarios Analysis To secure data needs for TNC, development work is needed in the short- term (during 2013), including launching a new survey ◦ It should be carried out by INSTAT with Regional Statistical Offices ◦ The survey to be included in the regular yearly data collection scheme to create a sustainable data system ◦ This would provide timely data on the actual situation in all households and service, transport, industry and agriculture sectors After 2013, longer-term improvements of data collection on the energy sources, including all GHG data are needed ◦ This improvement of energy statistics is based on two draft laws: the Energy Efficiency Law and Renewable Energy Sources (RES) Law especially for energy activity data

18 Conclusions Improvement of other GHG Statistics The environmental dimensions, and climate change in particular, should be mainstreamed to official statistics The capacity of INSTAT to produce high quality basic statistics with standard concepts and classifications should be strengthened The use of official statistics for scenario development and modelling should be improved and promoted ◦ A need for a dialogue between the university and INSTAT The role of official statistics in the production of emission inventories should be strengthened ◦ The availability, quality and timeliness of GHG estimates would be improved through high quality official statistics for the calculations Statistics on emissions should become part of official statistics and the regular production and dissemination ◦ The appropriate institutional arrangements should be established between the Ministry of Environment and INSTAT The monitoring of emission trading schemes and other mitigation measures need advanced analysis and new statistics

19 Many thanks for your attention! Laureta Dibra Head of Sector on Air, Climate Change and Chemicals Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Water Administration Albania


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