National and corporate/facility level GHG inventory systems can help countries address climate change. However, these systems are often developed independently of each other, and confusion exists regarding the purpose of and need for each inventory type. This working paper seeks to describe...
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Ex-Ante Clarification, Transparency, and Understanding of Intended Nationally Determined Mitigation Contributionsby Kelly Levin, David Rich, Jared Finnegan and Yamide Dagnet - March 2014
Discussions are being initiated this month at the UNFCCC negotiating session in Bonn, Germany on the types of information that will be needed to understand the nationally determined contributions Parties put forward for the post-2020 period under the emerging 2015 Agreement.
A Report on Scoping Activities in Six Countriesby Jared Finnegan, Thomas Damassa, Kate DeAngelis and Kelly Levin - February 2014
This working paper summarizes the results of scoping research conducted by WRI and its partners to assess capacity needs in six countries—Brazil, Colombia, Ethiopia, India, South Africa, and Thailand—related to greenhouse gas (GHG) measurement and performance tracking. The paper also identifies...
Lessons from Cameroon, Indonesia, and Peruby Loretta Cheung, Kemen Austin, Andhyta Utami, Jennifer Bangoura and Fred Stolle - February 2014
This working paper examines the institutional, human resources, and financial capacities of three countries that have developed a forest and land-use information system, and highlights common enabling factors and challenges.
A Synthesis of Non-Annex I Country National Inventory System Practices and Experiencesby Thomas Damassa and Samah Elsayed - January 2014
National greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory systems are complex but critical for meeting international reporting requirements and informing domestic low-carbon strategies and goals. This paper uses examples from five countries to discuss emerging good practices for the development of sustainable...
by Kelly Levin and Jared Finnegan - November 2013
In November 2013, Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will meet in Warsaw, Poland to continue negotiations on the new international 2015 climate change agreement. A critical component of this new agreement will be the design of national mitigation...
A Seven-Country Assessment of National Capacities to Track Forest Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Removalby Kemen Austin, Loretta Cheung and Fred Stolle - September 2012
Forest carbon monitoring systems are necessary for tracking the effectiveness of national forest policies aiming to mitigate GHG emissions. This issue brief highlights the broad, fundamental technical capacity needs for forest carbon monitoring based on an assessment of current capacity gaps in...
Building a Case for Clarificationby Jared Finnegan and Kelly Levin - December 2011
This paper builds a case for the need to clarify the assumptions, methodologies, and other critical details underlying non-Annex I nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs). It also explains how common accounting rules for Annex I targets will resolve the lack of clarity surrounding...
Lessons and Next Stepsby Remi Moncel, Thomas Damassa, Letha Tawney and Kirsten Stasio - November 2011
This paper was originally written as an input into the sixth meeting of the International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV in Panama City in October 2011.
by Taryn Fransen and Jennifer Hatch - June 2011
Forty-one developing countries have submitted mitigation actions under the UNFCCC in line with the 2010 Cancun agreements. This paper examines the subset of developing country actions that are framed in greenhouse gas (GHG) terms.