AE18 Development of Abu Dhabi’s GHG and Air Quality MRV System

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO1 Reduced GHG emission, SO4 Improved air quality
Start Date Q1  1 JAN 2023
End Date q4 31 DEC 2023
Funding Source Earmarked
Actual Budget (USD) 332,570
Budget Percentage %
Actual Expenditure (USD)
Status Active
GGGI Share (USD)
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium) Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD)
Participating Organization (Funding/donor) Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE)
Name of consortium members, if any
Thematic Area
  • Monitoring
  • Reporting and Verification
GGGI Project Code : AE18
Project Manager and Staff +
Fredrick Barasa

Senior Officer

Badou Gilbert Yelemou

Senior Associate, Readiness program

Project Overview

GGGI has been supporting the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) of the UAE to develop the national integrated air quality and GHG inventory MRV system. At the sub-national level, the Emirates of Abu Dhabi and Dubai produce their own GHG inventories at periodic intervals. This project offers support to Abu Dhabi to design an MRV system that sets up a robust sub-national MRV system focused on generating a complete set of transparent, accurate, complete, consistent and comparable GHG emissions and removals within the emirate.

Project Results


Promotion of a low-carbon, climate resilient sustainable economy based on strengthened quality of monitoring, reporting and verification of emissions data.


Improved capacity to establish an effective MRV system for GHG and AQP inventories for Abu Dhabi.


  1. Inception workshop and establishment of MRV Project Team concluded.
  2. Rapid assessment of the existing Abu Dhabi MRV activities undertaken.
  3. Abu Dhabi MRV System Developed