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IJESD 2017 Vol.8(10): 748-752 ISSN: 2010-0264
doi: 10.18178/ijesd.2017.8.10.1050

Incentives for Sustainable National Greenhouse Gas Inventory in Developing Countries

Masato Kawanishi and Ryo Fujikura
Abstract—The present study aims to identify factors that differentiate developing countries in terms of their sustainable national greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories. To this end, we evaluated the inventory systems of 10 non-Annex I countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia by scoring their submitted national communications against eight criteria. We find that the range of assigned scores widened with time among these countries due to the EU accession process, which has created a strong incentive for the countries concerned to establish sustainable national GHG inventory systems. This finding has implications for designing development assistance as part of a broader strategy to engage developing countries in climate actions, which should merit further elaboration.

Index Terms—Capacity building, climate change, development assistance, greenhouse gas inventory.

M. Kawanishi is with Japan International Cooperation Agency, Tokyo, Japan (e-mail:
R. Fujikura is with the Faculty of Sustainability Studies, Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan (e-mail:


Cite: Masato Kawanishi and Ryo Fujikura, "Incentives for Sustainable National Greenhouse Gas Inventory in Developing Countries," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 8, no. 10, pp. 748-752, 2017.

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