Stakeholders’ consultation meeting on Uganda’s Monitoring, Reporting and Verification system

Kampala, October 1 – GGGI is currently supporting the Climate Change Department (CCD) of the Ministry of Water and Environment to develop an operational Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) framework to strengthen the Climate Change Department CCD (MWE). GGGI has been working with the ministry to improve institutional arrangements for GHG data collection and processing in 5 key sectors (agriculture and land use; forestry, energy, transport and waste) as well as build capacity of stakeholders on data collection and processing protocols. The ultimate target will be to enhance capacity and skills necessary for effective and efficient operationalization and functioning of the National GHG inventory and MRV system.

On October 1, a meeting was held as part of the process to finalize the establishment of the framework. The meeting was presided over by the Commissioner Climate Change Department (CCD), Mr. Chebet Maikut and Peter Okubal, Country Representative of the GGGI Uganda Office. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the draft National MRV structure, structure of sectoral MRVs, the coordination of the National MRV, baseline data, collection of existing data and identification of data gaps to fully comply with UNFCCC and Paris Agreement requirements.

The main objective of this meeting was to bring together Climate Change Department staff and relevant technical experts from targeted sectors to discuss and get feedback on the process of developing MRV framework for Uganda. The meeting served as a platform to increase awareness among the stakeholders and reach a common understanding of the current MRV status in Uganda. The specific objectives included examining the status of MRV activities and types of MRV in Uganda; presenting the draft MRV framework and getting feedback and discussing and agreeing on the scope of the structure of sectoral MRVs and the coordination of the National MRV.

GGGI launched its support to Uganda’s MRV program in October 2017, with the aim of building transparency capacity within its partner countries by bringing consistency and enhancing accuracy in GHG emissions reporting. Uganda was identified as one of the top priority countries to be part of the MRV program.

To note, the Government of Uganda submitted its INDC in 2015 and is in preparation of the Third National Communication (TNC) Report and the First Biennial Update Report (BUR). A robust MRV scheme is considered essential to enhance data transparency and credibility for evidence-based decision making and green project design. Although, Uganda is reportedly making more progress in the forestry sector MRV with REDD+ and has introduced a GHG emission inventory management system; comprehensive MRV support is still required thus calls for multi stakeholders’ engagement and development partners’ support.

About the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
Based in Seoul, GGGI is an intergovernmental organization that supports developing country governments transition to a model of economic growth that is environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive. GGGI delivers programs in 27 partner countries, both member and non-member, with technical support, capacity building, policy planning & implementation, and by helping to build a pipeline of bankable green investment projects. GGGI has 28 Member countries from developed, developing countries, including Small Island Developing States, from South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia and the Pacific regions