ECRAN Regional Training Seminar part 3 on National Systems for GHG inventories (and projections)

Date: 28-29.06.2016
Place: Podgorica, Montenegro
Organizer: ECRAN Secretariat with EC TAIEX Unit

Effective monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is critical for tracking progress towards the achievement of emission reduction targets.

As Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and its Kyoto Protocol, the European Union and Member States are required to report annually on their GHG emissions. They also have to report regularly on their climate change policies and measures through National Communications.

The annual EU GHG inventory report is prepared on behalf of the European Commission by the European Environmental Agency each spring. In line with UNFCCC reporting requirements, each Member State's annual inventory covers emissions up until two years previously.

General Objective

The aim of this training seminar is to provide a third step in developing the National Systems and gradually improving and increasing technical knowledge and institutional and procedural capacities of the ECRAN countries to prepare submissions of the National Inventory Reports according to the requirements of the MMR. The training seminar is covering following activities of ECRAN’s Working Group 2 on “National inventory systems and the EU Monitoring Mechanism Regulation”:

  • Merged Sub-task 3.2.2.B and 3.2.3A and 3.2.3B related to regional technical training seminars on GHG inventory national systems in the framework of the MMR/Minimum legal and institutional requirements

In addition, the results of this training will feed into assessment report which will include recommendations for short and long-term inventory improvements in relation to applied methodology, activity data and emission factors in the beneficiaries.

This regional training seminar is based on the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories and the UNFCCC and MMR reporting requirements.

Expected Results of the workshop

The expected results are:

  • Make progress with and remove barriers to strengthening the National Systems of participating countries;
  • Elaborate recommended and prioritised activities for country fiches focussed on further strengthening of National Systems;
  • Knowledge sharing and presentation of progress and solutions.