The World Resources Institute will be hosting a workshop focused on measuring and tracking greenhouse gas emissions on Sunday, December 2nd in Doha, Qatar. The workshop, which is scheduled to take place on the sidelines of COP 18, will include a discussion on the capacities needed for developing a national GHG inventory, as well as a session to receive feedback on WRI’s draft mitigation accounting guidelines, which aim to quantify the emissions reductions associated with policies, actions and goals.




1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Session 1: Mitigation Accounting Guidelines


  • Presentation on new Greenhouse Gas Protocol standards for quantifying GHG reductions from mitigation actions and policies and tracking progress toward GHG reduction goals
  • Panel discussion with experts sharing international experience on measuring GHG reductions from mitigation actions, policies, and goals
  • Opportunity to provide feedback on draft GHG Protocol standards



4:00 PM – 6:30 PM Session 2: Capacity Building for National GHG Inventories


  • A discussion around common capacity constraints in non-Annex 1 countries.
  • Presentations from non-Annex 1 countries around national experiences in for example initiating and sustaining a national inventory system, coordination by the lead agency and developing an emissions inventory for the LULUCF sector.
  • Recommendations for capacity building efforts.



6:30PM Dinner

Project Partners


The Measurement and Performance Tracking project is made possible by a number of WRI supporters including the International Climate Initiative. The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag.