Spatial GHG inventory at the regional level: accounting for uncertainty

  • R. Bun
  • Kh. Hamal
  • M. Gusti
  • A. Bun


Methodology and geo-information technology for spatial analysis of processes of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from mobile and stationary sources of the energy sector at the level of elementary plots are developed. The methodology, which takes into account the territorial specificity of point, line, and area sources of emissions, is based on official statistical data surveys. The spatial distribution of emissions and their structure for the main sectors of the energy sector in the territory of the Lviv region of Ukraine are analyzed. The relative uncertainties of emission estimates obtained are calculated using knowledge of the spatial location of emission sources and following the Tier 1 and Tier 2 approaches of IPCC methodologies. The sensitivity of total relative uncertainty to change of uncertainties in input data uncertainties is studied for the biggest emission point sources. A few scenarios of passing to the alternative energy generation are considered and respective structural changes in the structure of greenhouse gas emissions are analyzed. An influence of these structural changes on the total uncertainty of greenhouse gas inventory results is studied.


Emission Factor Energy Sector Emission Estimate Fuel Treatment Elementary Plot 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lviv Polytechnic National UniversityLvivUkraine
  2. 2.International Institute for Applied Systems AnalysisLaxenburgAustria

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