Fluorinated greenhouse gases – is there a risk of underestimation of reported Swedish emissions from disposal of products and equipment?

During the work with submission 2014 of the Swedish report of greenhouse gas emissions to the UNFCCC there were indications that there was a risk for underestimation of emissions of F-gases from disposal of products/equipment. Also, at the UNFCCC In-Country Review of submission 2013 it was also prompted that the methods for estimating F-gas emissions from disposal of products/equipment need clarification in the Swedish National Inventory Report (NIR).

The aim of the project is to investigate whether there is a need for modifications in the F-gas emission calculations to avoid underestimation of the emissions as well as to improve the description in the NIR concerning the methods used for F-gas emission estimations from disposal of products/equipment.