National validation workshop of Burkina Faso’s tools for Greenhouse Gas Inventories in Energy and Industrial sectors

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; February 15th 2022 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), in collaboration with Burkina Faso’s Ministry of environment and ecological transition, organized a workshop to validate a recent assessment of tools for greenhouse gas inventories (GHGI) covering energy sector, industrial processes and product use.

This collaboration, financed by Sweden, has already resulted in a national guidebook on Measuring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) of Green House Gas Inventories (GHGI) and related tools. Subsequent analysis of data gaps, recommendations for comprehensive GHGIs, and data collection to test the tools are all key parts of a process of establishing a national system that will allow the country to monitor and report on its emission reductions.

The workshop offered an opportunity for national stakeholders to discuss the tools and validate the results of the tests. They also provided recommendations to improve the data availability for inventories in both sectors.

At the onset of the workshop, Mr. Léopold Somé, national coordinator of the third national communication at the coming Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) underlined the importance of such tools to enhance the quality of national greenhouse gas inventories.

For his part, the representative of the General Directorate of Green economy and climate change (DGEVCC), Mr. Antoine Bambara, invited the various ministries involved in data collection and processing for the inventories to adopt the new tools.

The next step in the process will consist of the training of key players of the national GHG inventory of energy and industrial sectors in the use of the tools.