Third Regional MRV Technical Training (September 2014)

The training covered methods used to monitor emissions at the national and facility levels, and explored opportunities to enhance MRV frameworks in PMR countries, including NAMAs. It also reviewed GHG data management and registry infrastructure systems that support GHG monitoring and reporting needs, as well as verification approaches for countries to consider when developing MRV systems. Representatives from Jordan, Kazakhstan, Morocco, South Africa, Tunisia, Turkey, and Ukraine participated.
Date: 
Sep 17 - 19, 2014
Venue: 
Izmir, Turkey
Day 1: September 17, 2014
8:30 Registration
1. Opening and Introduction
9:00
Chair: Xueman Wang, Team Leader, PMR Secretariat
Mustafa Sahin, Advisor to the Minister , Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, Republic of Turkey
Pierre Guigon, PMR Secretariat
I. Monitoring GHG Emissions Across Scales
During the first day, participants reviewed methods used to monitor emissions at the national and facility levels, and explored similarities and differences to inform the development and enhancement of MRV frameworks across levels in PMR country participants, including NAMAs. There was a discussions on methodologies to quantify GHG emissions.
2. Monitoring GHG Emissions at the National Level
9:45
Facilitator: Pauline Kennedy, PMR Secretariat
Guillaume Jacquier, CITEPA
National GHG Inventories: Overview and Methodologies
10:30 Break
10:45
Fatma Betül Baygüven, Turkish Statistics Institute, Republic of Turkey
Turkey: National GHG Inventory
Afef Jaafar, National Agency for Energy Conservation, Tunisia
Tunisian: Status and Challenges with Monitoring National GHG Emissions
Mudzunga Thangavhuelelo, Department of Environmental Affairs, South Africa
South Africa: Monitoring National GHG Emissions
Olga Yukhymchuk, State Environmental Investment Agency, Ukraine
Li Peng, SinoCarbon, China
China: Status and Challenges to Monitoring National GHG Emissions
12:15 Lunch
3. Monitoring GHG Emissions at the Facility Levels
Introduction, overview, and methodologies to Facility-level MRV Programs.
13:30
Neelam Singh, World Resources Institute
Introduction to Facility-Level MRV Programs
Emelia Holdaway, Ricardo-AEA
Monitoring Facility-Level MRV Emissions: Overview and Methodology
Country Case Studies: Status and Challenges with Monitoring Facility-Level GHG Emissions.
14:15
Doris Tharan, German Emissions Trading Authority, Germany
Germany: Monitoring GHG Emissions at the Facility Level
Tuba Seyyah, Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, Republic of Turkey
Turkey: Status and Challenges Monitoring Facility-Level Emissions
Li Peng, SinoCarbon, China
China: Status and Challenges Monitoring Facility-Level Emissions
Mudzunga Thangavhuelelo, Department of Environmental Affairs, South Africa
South Africa: Monitoring Facility-Level Emissions
Kong Chiu, Environmental Protection Agency, United States
United States: Overview and Lessons Learned from U.S. GHG Reporting Program
Aigerim Yergabulova, Ministry of Energy, Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan: ETS - Status and Challenges of MRV
15:30 Break
Participants examined existing GHG monitoring and quantification methodologies and assessed how these can be applied at a country level.
15:45
Group Exercise: Using Existing Frameworks for New Domestic Facility-Level Programs
Exercise 1: Installation-Level Monitoring Methodologies
4. Looking Forward: Monitoring GHG Emissions Across Scales - Facility, National, and NAMA
16:45
Guillaume Jacquier, CITEPA
Enhancing National GHG Inventories with Facility-Level Data
Ÿ Emelia Holdaway, Ricardo-AEA
MRV for NAMAs
Ÿ Neelam Singh, World Resources Institute
New GHG Protocol Standards
18:00 Wrap up
End of Day 1
Day 2: March 7, 2014
II. GHG Data Management and Supporting Registry Infrastructure
During the second day, participants learned about processes and infrastructure to support GHG monitoring and reporting needs. They also discussed options for designing systems to meet policy objectives of MRV programs.
9:00
Facilitator: Pierre Guigon, PMR Secretariat
5. Building Data Management Systems to Meet Policy Objectives
Introduction and four country case studies with examples of country data management systems and lessons learned.
9:30
Guillaume Jacquier, CITEPA
GHG Registry Development: Overview of project Planning and Costs
10:30 Break
10:45
Tuğba İçmeli, Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, Republic of Turkey
Turkey: MRV Data Management System
Afef Jaafar, National Agency for Energy Conservation, Tunisia
Tunisia: Data Management System and Lessons Learned
Kong Chiu, Environmental Protection Agency, United States
United States: Electronic GHG Data Collection and Management - Some Key Insights
Li Peng, SinoCarbon, China
China: Data Management System and Lessons Learned
12:15 Lunch
Participants discuseds and examined the architecture and requirements of domestic data management systems to fit local circumstances and policy objectives in groups.
14:00
Group Exercise: Identifying Data Management Needs to Define Registry Architecture
Exercise 2: Identifying Data Management Needs to Define Registry Architecture
15:30 Break
6. Looking Forward: Registry Needs for New Domestic and International Developments
15:45
Ÿ Li Peng, SinoCarbon, China
China: A Survey of the MRV Systems for China’s ETS Pilots
Guillaume Jacquier, CITEPA
Accounting for NAMAs in a National GHG Inventory
17:30 Wrap up
End of Day 2
Day 3: March 8, 2014
III. Quality Assurance, Quality Control, and Verification
This half day provided information on the types of QA/QC and verification approaches. Participants also discussed trade-offs for countries to consider when developing MRV systems.
9:00
Facilitator: Pauline Kennedy, PMR Secretariat
Ÿ Neelam Singh, World Resources Institute
Quality Assurance (QA)/ Quality Control (QC) & Verification
7. QA/QC and Verification Operations at the Facility Level
QA/QC and Verification Operations at the Facility Level and Accreditation of Third Party Auditors.
9:30
Ÿ Emelia Holdaway, Ricardo-AEA
QA/QC and Verfication at the Facility Level and Accreditation of the Third-party Auditors
Ÿ Doris Tharan, German Emissions Trading Authority, Germany
Germany: QA, QC, and Verification
Ÿ Li Peng, SinoCarbon, China
China: QA/QC Operations at the Facility-Level
Ÿ Kong Chiu, Environmental Protection Agency, United States
United States: Data Verification
10:30 Break
8. QA/QC and Verification Operations at the National Level
QA/QC Operations on the National GHG Inventory and Data Management System.
10:45
Guillaume Jacquier, CITEPA
QA/QC Operations of the National GHG Inventory and Data Management System
Ÿ Aynur Tokel, Turkish Statistics Institute
Ÿ Mudzunga Thangavhuelelo, Department of Environmental Affairs, South Africa
South Africa: Data Management System and QA/QC Operations
9. Looking Forward: QA/QC and Verification Operations at the NAMA Level
11:45
Ÿ Emelia Holdaway, Ricardo-AEA
12:15 Feedback and Wrap up
13:00 Lunch
End of workshop

Meeting Documents

MRV Training – MRV and NAMAs