September 4, Doha: The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME), State of Qatar and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) organised a capacity development and stakeholder consultation workshop to support the development of a Qatar national Measurement, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) system.
A national MRV system is central to meeting the requirements of an enhanced transparency framework established under the Paris Climate Agreement, and would directly contribute to effective reporting, planning, financing and implementation of climate action.
Since early 2019, MME and GGGI have been jointly conducting a scoping assessment to outline existing local experience, gaps and requirements in developing and operationalising a national MRV system for Qatar. The workshop provided stakeholders with a comprehensive overview of and best practices for national MRV systems, followed by presentations on draft findings from the scoping assessment for validation and feedback on the best way forward. Among other areas, stakeholders were led through highly interactive sessions to consult on a set of proposed institutional and legal set-ups to establish the Qatar national MRV system.
About 50 senior officials and technical experts from 15+ government ministries and agencies, private sector entities and academia actively participated in the workshop and provided valuable inputs on the proposals. Participating entities included the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Planning and Statistics Authority, Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, Qatar Petroleum, Qatar Shell, Qatar Civil Aviation Authority, Qatar University, Hamad Bin Khalifa University and Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute.
Mr. Abdulhadi Nasser Al-Marri, Director of Climate Change Department of MME, provided the opening remarks from MME and reiterated the importance of an MRV system in contributing to the environmental sustainability pillar of Qatar National Vision 2030. GGGI Country Representative Dr Pranab Baruah and GGGI MRV consultant Dr Amr Osama Abdel-Aziz presented and facilitated the discussions.
In addition to activities on national MRV system development, since early 2019, the GGGI and the State of Qatar have been collaborating on a number of areas including preparation of Qatar’s next NDC, a Green Growth Potential Assessment (GGPA) of Qatar (to prepare a green growth strategy) and various capacity development and knowledge sharing activities.
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