FE686 Finnish 2002 Inventory of HFC, PFC and SF6 Emissions
Teemu Oinonen, 2004
The Finnish Environment 686, Environmental Protection, 61 p.
The publication is available only on the Internet.
Year 2002 was exceptional in the history of Finnish HFC, PFC and SF6 (F-gases for short) use. For the first time in a 10 year period, emissions fell from previous year. High uncertainty of the 2001 estimate prevents reliable quantification
of the magnitude of this decrease, but simulation results suggest that the decrease may have been around 10%. The 2002 level of F-gases emissions was 530 Gg CO2-equivalent. This figure corresponds to 0.6% of total Finnish greenhouse gas
emissions.The inventory of F-gases was improved in 2003 by extending the coverage of the survey used to gather data. The number of respondents surveyed was quadrupled to some 1 000 individuals, and more than 750 of these responded. This improvement had an
effect of bringing down the inventory uncertainty (measured by the width of the 95 % certainty range) from 400 Gg CO2-eq. in 2001 to 140 Gg CO2-eq. in 2002.Best efforts were made to ensure the accuracy, transparency,
consistency, completeness and comparability of the inventory, as mandated in the guidelines of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Although reporting to the UNFCCC is the primary purpose of this document, it is hoped that the
information contained within is of use also in formulating strategies to combat climate change both in Finland and in European Union.
F-gases, HFC-compounds, PFC-compounds, sulphur hexafluoride, inventories, climate change, international conventions, United Nations, greenhouse gases, emissions, Finland
Teemu Oinonen,Finnish Environment Institute, phone +3589 403 000.