GGGWeek2018 Burkina Faso : Session on MRV and the inventory of GHG

Ougadougou, Burkina Faso October 3-4 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Government of Burkina Faso held the Global Green Growth Week (GGGWeek2018) from October 2 to 4 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The third session, which took place from October 3 to 4, was on MRV and the inventory of GHG.

The opening ceremony was co-chaired by the chief of staff of the Minister of the Environment, the representative of the National Institute of Statistics and Demography and Mr. Mallé Fofana, GGGI’s Senior Officer. It was moderated by Siddhartha Nauduri, MRV expert with the support of Mr. Placide Some and Dr. Leopold Some on specific aspects like the process of GHG inventory and the national communication on climate change in Burkina Faso.

This workshop brought together government agencies, national technicians from different organizations as well as international experts to enhance the understanding of the main elements and practical tools for MRV and evaluating GHG emissions.

Moreover, the session offered opportunities for work group discussions, exchange in experience and presentation of good practices. The session helped:

  • To clarify the term as it is used in the context of climate mitigation, by describing different types of MRV and how they differ from one another;
  • To make the parallels between MRV framework under the Convention and the enhanced transparency framework under the Paris Agreement;
  • To identify the key challenges and constraints in gathering requisite GHG data;
  • To encourage networking between entities to improve the quality of project monitoring and evaluation;
  • To reinforce the capacity of key stakeholders and technicians on MRV systems and tools.