Regional Training Seminar on assessment of GHG Inventories in the Systems for GHG inventories (and projections)

Date: 14-16.10.2015
Place: Zagreb, Croatia
Organizer: ECRAN Secretariat with EC TAIEX Unit

Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 on mechanisms for monitoring and reporting greenhouse gas emissions and for reporting other information at national and Union level relevant to climate change (hereinafter: Monitoring Mechanism Regulation or MMR) revises and strengthens the EU's greenhouse gas monitoring and reporting framework in order to provide a better platform for EU action to tackle climate change. It fully substitutes the Decision No 280/2004/EC (Monitoring Mechanism Decision or MMD). Its main goals include improving the quality of the data reported, enabling the implementation of the Climate and Energy package through accurately tracking the progress of the Union and EU Member States towards meeting their emission targets for 2013-2020 and taking into account the periodic update at international level of the use of metrics (Global warming potentials) and methodologies (IPCC Guidelines) in the determination of greenhouse gas inventories.

Objectives of the Training

The aim of this training seminar is to gradually improve/increase 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”: • Sub-task 3.2.3.A. related to regional technical training seminars on GHG inventory national systems in the framework of the MMR: Minimum legal and institutional requirements; Sub-task 3.2.3.A. will deal with the improvement of national systems and institutional arrangements. This will enable countries to establish s strong institutional platform to build technical capacity in compiling GHG estimates.

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:

  • Collectively understand the current state of progress with establishing national systems for GHG estimation.
  • Identification gaps in beneficiary national systems and provide recommendations and guidance for improvements.
  • Improve the ability of countries to establish strong and efficient national systems. Enabling participants to return and take decisive action to secure strong data flows and develop national expertise in compilation and reporting.
  • Setting priorities for country-specific short and long-term GHG inventory improvements.