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Since 1996, the IPCC has published the methodological guidance that countries have agreed to use in estimating GHGIs for reporting to the UNFCCC and the KP. Table 1 summarizes the methodological guidance introduced by IPCC since 1996, covering all sectors including those related to land use.

Table 1: Versions of IPCC guidance

IPCC Guidance Document
First guidelines agreed for use under the UNFCCC
Provides good practice guidance in implementing the 1996 Revised Guidelines. Covers all sectors except land use, land-use change and forestry. Introduces the definition of good practice – retained by all subsequent guidance and guidelines.
Extends good practice guidance to include land use, land-use change and forestry.
Consolidates and updates previous guidance. Uses the same methodological framework as GPG2003. Combines agriculture and land use into a single sector (Agriculture, Forestry, and Other Land Uses or AFOLU).
Fills gaps and extends the 2006GL and updates emission/removal factors including on wetlands and drained soils
Provides guidance in support of the LULUCF accounting rules agreed for LULUCF for the second commitment period of the KP