First Regional MRV Technical Training - Asia (September 2013)

This training workshop provided information and instruction on programmatic and technical issues related to monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at the facility-level. The target audience was PMR Implementing Country Participants in Asia.
Date: 
Mon, 2013-08-26 17:21
Venue: 
Beijing, China
Day 1: September 23, 2013
8:30 Registration
1. Opening and Introduction
9:00
Xueman Wang, PMR Secretariat
Sun Cuihua, National Development Reform Commission, China
Michael McCormick, PMR Secretariat
2. Introduction to MRV & Types of MRV Activities
Discussion of similarities and differences of MRV for the purpose of national emissions inventories, facility-level inventories, emissions reduction project reporting, NAMAs, and non-GHG (i.e., energy and environmental) reporting
9:30
Ranping Song, World Resources Institute China
Thomas Baumann, Greenhouse Gas Management Institute
MRV Introduction and Overview
MRV Introduction and Overview (Chinese)
10:30 Break
3. Overview of Facility-Level MRV Programs
Four countries shared their experience from facility-level MRV programs.
10:45
Rob Fowler, Greenhouse Gas Management Institute
JBalawant Joshi, Idam Infrastructure Advisory Pvt. Ltd. India
Zheng Shuang, National Center of Climate Change Strategic Research, China
Kong Chiu, Environment Protection Agency, United States
Hubert Fallman, Umweltbundesamt GmbH, Austria
Overview of Facility-Level MRV Programs
Overview of Facility-Level MRV Programs (Chinese)
12:15 Lunch
4. MRV Program Design Elements
Explanation of key design elements with examples from specific MRV programs, including:
- Principles (e.g., completeness, transparency, etc.)
- Objectives (e.g., value, quality, etc.)
- Applicability (e.g., by emissions thresholds, by class or “all-in”)
- Defining a reporting entity and point of regulation
- Defining a facility/installation, including identification of sources within a facility and source exclusion lists
- Defining GHGs to report
- Reporting schedules
- Non-emissions data to report
- Institutional arrangements
13:30
Ranping Song, World Resources Institute China
Tang Jin, SinoCarbon Innovation & Investment Co., Ltd. China
Kong Chiu, Environment Protection Agency, United States
Hubert Fallman, Umweltbundesamt GmbH, Austria
MRV Program Design Elements
MRV Program Design Elements (Chinese)
15:00 Break
5. MRV Design
15:15
Participants formed groups to examine MRV objectives and key program design elements. Groups shared the findings and results with other participants.
6. MRV Readiness
16:00
Participants formed groups by country. Relating to the previous sessions, participants went through a “readiness” assessment process for a MRV program, considering their current vs. planned future program.
16:45 Wrap up
End of Day 1
Day 2: September 24, 2013
7. Emissions Quantification
Overview of different quantification approaches, relating to options and trade-offs, including methodology tiers, uncertainty, data requirements using examples of different source categories.
9:30
Rob Fowler, Greenhouse Gas Management Institute
Tang Jin, SinoCarbon Innovation & Investment Co., Ltd. China
Hubert Fallman, Umweltbundesamt GmbH, Austria
Emissions Quantification
Emissions Quantification (Chinese)
10:30 Break
8. Monitoring and Data Management
Overview of monitoring and data management approaches, including options and trade-offs, using examples of different source categories, as well as non-emissions data (e.g., production). Topics included general and specific monitoring requirements including methodology considerations, equipment (monitors, sensors, meters), calibration, standards (e.g. technical, industry), monitoring schedules, and record keeping.
10:45
Tom Baumann, Greenhouse Gas Management Institute
Zheng Shuang, National Center of Climate Change Strategic Research, China
Kong Chiu, Environment Protection Agency, United States
Monitoring and Data Management
Monitoring and Data Management (Chinese)
12:15 Lunch
9. QA/QC and Verification
Overview of options and trade-offs of different verification and QA/QC approaches, including 1st party (self-check), 2nd party (program check), and 3rd party (independent auditor); also including examples of approaches for different source categories.
13:30
Ranping Song, World Resources Institute China
Kong Chiu, Environment Protection Agency, United States
Hubert Fallman, Umweltbundesamt GmbH, Austria
QA and QC
QA and QC (Chinese)
15:00 Break
10. Technical MRV Issues
15:15 Participants formed groups according to areas of interest in emissions quantification, monitoring and verification. Relating to the previous sessions, groups shared perspectives on the options and trade-offs of the different approaches to technical MRV. Each group then shared the results with the wider workshop.
Workshop Group Exercise
Workshop Group Exercise (Chinese)
16:00
Participants formed groups according to different sectors (e.g., power, mining, manufacturing, cement). Relating to the previous sessions, groups shared perspectives on the options and trade-offs for emissions quantification, monitoring, and verification. Each group then shared the results with the wider workshop.
End of Day 2
Day 3: September 25, 2013
11. Registries and Reporting
Overview of design issues and systems for collecting, processing, storing, and publicizing GHG information.
9:30
Rob Fowler, Greenhouse Gas Management Institute
Tang Jin, SinoCarbon Innovation & Investment Co., Ltd. China
Hubert Fallman, Umweltbundesamt GmbH, Austria
Registries and Reporting
Registries and Reporting (Chinese)
10:30 Break
12. Stakeholder Engagement and Training
Overview of program outreach, training and communications methods and tools, and engagement/coordination with key stakeholder groups, including
- Institutional and policy partners
- Internal expert networks
- External Communities of Practice
- Reporting entities
- Service providers
10:45
Tom Baumann, Greenhouse Gas Management Institute
Balawant Joshi, Idam Infrastructure Advisory Pvt. Ltd. India
Katherine Sibold, Environment Protection Agency, United States
Stakeholder Engagement
Stakeholder Engagement (Chinese)
Briefing Note: Stakeholder Engagement
Briefing Note: Stakeholder Engagement (Chinese)
Training
Training (Chinese)
12:15 Lunch
13. Institutional Arrangements
Discussion of MRV program administration, oversight, and relationship with other governmental institutions.
13:30
Rob Fowler, Greenhouse Gas Management Institute
Institutional Arrangements
Institutional Arrangements (Chinese)
14. Knowledge Management
Application of knowledge management to GHG MRV program management, including knowledge management framework, self-assessment (benchmark/gap analysis), strategies (vision and roadmap), methodologies, and techniques.
14:15
Tom Baumann, Greenhouse Gas Management Institute
U.S. Greenhous Gas Reporting Program - A Look Back
U.S. Greenhous Gas Reporting Program - A Look Back (Chinese)
15:00 Break
15:15 Participants formed groups by country (smaller countries with similar circumstances potentially grouped together) to evaluate institutional arrangement issues and considerations.
16:00 Wrap up
End of training

PMR Regional MRV Training in Beijing, China; September 2013