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Title: National adaptation plan to climate changes (NAP)
Authors: Smithers, Richard
Harrison, Mike
Mimi, Ziad
Hardan, Khaled
Abdelall, Sadiq
Hasan, Afif
Keywords: Greenhouse gas mitigation - Palestine;Greenhouse gas mitigation;Climate change - Palestine;Environmental protection - Palestine
Issue Date: 15-Aug-2016
Publisher: Environment Quality Authority
Abstract: Chapter 1 presents the State of Palestine’s national circumstances. The State of Palestine submitted the instrument of accession to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on 12 December 2015 at the annual Conference of Parties in Paris (COP 21). This accession entered into force and consequently the State of Palestine became a party on 17 March 2016 and marks the end of Palestine being an “Observer State” to the Convention. The State of Palestine will benefit greatly from becoming a party to the Convention and it will mean that the country can cooperate efficiently in achieving the Convention’s goals........National GHG Inventory Chapter 2 presents the State of Palestine’s anthropogenic (human-induced) emissions by sources, and removals by sinks, of all GHG not controlled by the Montreal Protocol. The State of Palestine’s anthropogenic (human-induced) GHG emissions have been estimated for the year 2011. However, the State of Palestine has gone beyond the requirements of the National Communication to produce a GHG inventory (GHGI) for a single year and has created a GHGI with a time-series from 2006-2013. The inventory was constructed using the 2006 IPCC inventory software in conjunction with the methodologies and emission factors set out in the 2006 IPCC guidelines......
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