Morocco virtual event for the CAEP project “Climate Action Enhancement Package (CAEP) ”

Rabat, Morocco June 16th – As part of GGGI support to the government of Morocco in achieving its ambitious NDC objectives, a virtual meeting of the Monitoring Committee of the project “Climate Action Enchancement Package (CAEP) was held with the participation of key stakeholders from public & private entities and research institutions.

The main objective of this project, co-financed by NDCP & GGGI, is to raise the level of ambition of Morocco’s NDC by expanding its GHG inventory to include new sources of emissions from biomass-related activities. The project was carried out in close collaboration with the Department of the Environment under the Minister of Energy, Mines and the Environment, as the focal point of the NDC-Partnership and also of the GGGI program in Morocco.

The project aims to develop an open source MRV prototype to prove aspects of conditionality and ensure transparency, accuracy and comparability on climate mitigation efforts in Morocco’s Biomass sector to attract private and foreign investment. When developing a sector prototype for energy recovery from agricultural biomass (residues), a bottom-up approach was adopted to report actions taken based on projects and NAMAs to measure progress in sector mitigation.

The prototype MRV system combine information from different levels (BAU scenario, project and supporting elements) to enable meaningful periodic reporting on performance and management that facilitates decision making and strategy changes. The EX-ACT tool is tested to determine status quo / inventory. At the action level, approved (consolidated) clean development mechanism (CDM) methods were used to report on the various performance indicators linked to the agricultural biomass energy recovery projects in question.

The event took place in two sessions, the first was dedicated to the restitution of our main deliverable relating to the presentation of the MRV prototype developed for the sub-sector of energy recovery from agricultural biomass, followed by a second session dedicated to the animation of a capacity building workshop around the implementation of the MRV system developed with case simulation to test the support tools.