Latin American & Caribbean Regional Workshop on 'MRV of NAMAs as a Key Element of National MRV Systems'
More than 100 stakeholders from 10 countries came together on 6–8 March 2014 in Mexico City to exchange good practices and enhance capacities for the development of systems for the measuring, reporting and verification (MRV) of nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The workshop was convened by the International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV and the Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR), and was hosted by the Mexican Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT). It was jointly organised and financed by the World Bank (PMR Secretariat), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), and CAF – Development Bank of Latin America.
It aimed at achieving the following objectives:
- Exchange good practices and build capacities for the development of systems for the MRV of NAMAs in Latin America and the Caribbean;
- Explore potential similarities and key differences between MRV processes applicable to facility-level greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting and NAMAs;
- Discuss issues related to capturing the impacts of the NAMAs on national GHG inventories and reflect this in national GHG reporting.
Participants comprised more than 100 policymakers and technical experts from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay.
During the three workshop days, participants exchanged knowledge and experiences in plenary presentations, working groups and peer consultation sessions on data management processes as well as institutional and legal/regulatory arrangements for MRV applicable to various types of policy mechanisms: MRV for national reporting, MRV of mitigation actions and MRV at the facility level.
The workshop agenda, preparation materials, presentations and pictures are ready for download here.
More materials and a summary of conclusions and more photos will soon be available.
See also: Webpage of the Partnership for Market Readiness