Training Workshops on Greenhouse Gas Inventories (GHGI) in Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; July 27-28, 2021 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), in collaboration with the National Institute of Statistics and Demography (INSD) in Burkina Faso organized two trainings on greenhouse gas inventories (GHGI). These trainings focused in two sectors: energy and industrial processes and product use (IPPU).

The production of quality data on GHG emissions in Burkina Faso will allow decision-makers to act accordingly to prevent any dangerous anthropogenic damage on the climate system through sound climate policy design. The latest inventory in these two sectors was conducted for the year 2015.

These training sessions are aimed at strengthening the technical capacities of the key national actors on the calculation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the energy and IPPU sectors. Over two days, the attendees:

Have been equipped to identify data sources and the main-producing institutions; improved their understanding of the key categories and sources for calculating GHG emissions in both sectors;
upgraded their skills on greenhouse gas inventories analysis; formulated relevant recommendations to strengthen the collection and development of greenhouse gas inventories in the energy and the IPPU sectors.

According to the representative of the National Institute of Statistics and Demography (INSD), “This training is very important as it introduces all the stakeholders to the MRV system to further improve the quality of data and the national statistical system.”

According to the GGGI representative, Malle FOFANA, Burkina Faso is one of the first countries in West Africa in the process of strengthening its national MRV system. The improvement of statistics on greenhouse gas inventories will allow the country to be a reference for other countries in the development of national MRV systems.

Participants appreciated this training because it contributed to increasing their capabilities in the development of greenhouse gas inventories.