Projections of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Removals

An introductory guide for practitioners

Understanding where a country is headed with its future greenhouse gas emissions can help decisionmakers:

  • Defining a greenhouse gas emissions reduction target
  • See if they are on track to meeting an existing target
  • Estimate the impacts of certain mitigation measures
  • Help plan mitigation measures in the medium and long-term

The paper aims to provide a short practical introduction about developing greenhouse gas emissions projections, targeted at policymakers and other climate practitioners from developing countries with limited experience in this field.

The publication provides an overview of key steps for preparing greenhouse gas emissions projections and highlights good practices.


The paper has been developed by the Partnership on Transparency in the Paris Agreement (PATPA)


Catarina Tarpo, Advisor IKI Support Project for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement (SPA),