The objective for the current phase of work includes the communication internationally of examples of developing countries’ national MRV systems (e.g. based on the scoping research conducted in 2011 by WRI and our partners). We will pursue this through targeted analysis and publications as well as participation in international conferences and initiatives related to MRV. These insights will help countries learn from each other’s experiences and support one another as they address capacity challenges. In addition, WRI intends to inform the design of outstanding international rules on MRV under the UNFCCC and begin the development of capacity building tools to help developing countries to implement such rules .
In 2011 WRI worked with in-country partners to conduct a scoping exercise in each of the six MAPT countries. This included a combination of surveys with key stakeholders including government officials, workshops and desk-based research.
The scoping interviews explored actions that country Parties have submitted, or are planning to submit, to the UNFCCC. The questionnaire also asks Parties to detail their plans with regard to reporting of actions and accounting of emissions reductions associated with actions.
The results of the country surveys, as compiled by in-country partners, can be accessed here.
- Technical briefings and facilitated discussions on MRV design in the UNFCCC.
- Workshops across MAPT countries to share best practices and lessons learned.
|Background: Over the last 5 years, WRI research has aided in framing and informing the international debate on MRV. A WRI publication Growing in the Greenhouse: Protecting the Climate by Putting Development First (see link below) helped form the foundation of what negotiators later referred to as NAMAs (nationally appropriate mitigation actions) and their assessment (MRV). In addition, WRI played a critical role in informing provisions of the Bali Action Plan (2007), Copenhagen Accord (2009) and the Cancun Agreements (2010) that called for the “measurement, reporting and verification” of country actions and commitments. WRI has also released a number of working papers that helped countries understand the functions of an MRV system, which elements of the current reporting system should be improved, and what country positions were on MRV. Links to some of WRI’s MRV related publications are available below.|
For further information on this component contact Yamide Dagnet (YDagnet@wri.org).
Making Progress On Measurement, Reporting, And Verification (MRV) At COP 18
Growing in the Greenhouse: Protecting the Climate by Putting Development First
Measuring the Way to a New Global Climate Agreement
Keeping Track: National Positions and Design Elements of an MRV Framework
Summary of Country Submissions to the UNFCCC on the topic of MRV
Enhancing Today’s MRV Framework to Meet Tomorrow’s Needs: The Role of National Communications and Inventories
Summary of GHG Reduction Pledges Put Forward by Developing Countries
Mitigation Actions in China: Measurement, Reporting and Verification
Assessing Non-Annex I Pledges: Building a Case for Clarification
Summary of Developed Country ‘Fast-Start’ Climate Finance Pledges
The International Partnership on Mitigation and Measurement, Reporting, and Verification (MRV): Lessons and Next Steps
Remedying Discord in the Accord: Accounting Rules for Annex I Pledges in a Post-2012 Climate Agreement
Counting the Cash: Elements of a Framework for the Measurement, Reporting and Verification of Climate Finance
For more visit: http://www.wri.org/topics/mrv