Developing MRV and GHG Inventory Capacity in Guyana

Guyana – Friday, Jun 17, 2022. The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) continues its support to the Government of Guyana by providing capacity building on Measurement Reporting and Verification (MRV) systems and the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory under the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness Project: “Development of Guyana’s National Climate Finance Strategy, MRV System and Project Pipeline to Support NDC Implementation“.

Over the past weeks, GGGI partnered with the Department of Environment and Climate Change (DECC) to deliver guest lectures for the University of Guyana’s Master Programme Climate Change and Carbon Management course that is part of the curriculum of the University of Guyana with the support from the Department of Environment and Climate Change. GGGI delivered three guest lectures on the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory, reporting under the Forest and Other Land Use (FOLU) sector and Forest MRV. The lectures provided students with key information on the National GHG inventory and reporting requirements necessary to fulfil Guyana’s international obligation.

The first Lecture, delivered on Jun 1, 2022, and titled National Greenhouse Gas Accounting, covered the inventory cycle, IPCC categories, data collection and methods, and estimates.

The second Lecture, held on Jun 8, 2022, and titled Forest and Other Land Use, explored the key terms and definitions of the FOLU sector, inventory requirement, carbon pools, data needs and estimates calculations.

The third Lecture, held on Jun 15, 2022, and titled Forest MRV, examined Guyana’s existing national Forest MRV System. It addressed the key definitions and introduced the various types of MRV  but focused mainly on Forest MRV. The method of deriving activity data and emissions factors for the national reporting was explored by examining the country’s 2020 report, including an explanation of the independent accuracy assessment.

GGGI recognizes the importance of developing capacity in GHG inventory and MRV and is pleased to support the University of Guyana in this common endeavour. Including this capacity building at the university level and making it part of its curriculum is laudable.