Annual European Union greenhouse gas inventory 1990–2019 and inventory report 2021

The present report is the official inventory submission of the European Union (EU) for 2021 under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and also under the Kyoto Protocol (KP). The European Union (EU), as a party to the UNFCCC, reports annually on greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories for the years between 1990 and the current calendar year (t) minus two (t-2), for emissions and removals within the area covered by its Member States (i.e. emissions taking place within its territory). Due to this lag in reporting, the 2021 inventory report does not yet reflect the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.