Annual Partnership Retreat: discussions on NDCs and transparency (31 August - 7 September, Cape Town, South Africa)
From 31 August to 7 September 2016, 32 participants from 22 countries, both developing and developed, as well as representatives from the UNFCCC secretariat, science and implementing organisations, came together in Cape Town to discuss about the topic ‘From MRV to an enhanced transparency framework in the context of NDC implementation’.
Countries from Asia and Pacific discuss progress on NDC implementation
From 26 to 27 July 2016 the third Regional Workshop of the International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV took place in Vinh Phuc, Viet Nam. It focused on ‘Unpacking (I)NDCs – identifying, prioritising, planning and implementing mitigation and adaptation measures’.
Regional Dialogue on Nationally Determined Contributions - Latin America & the Caribbean
On 19-21 July, the dialogue convened government representatives from the Latin America & Caribbean region and international organisations/experts involved in NDC implementation.
20th Meeting of the International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV
On the afternoon of Sunday 22 May 2016 in the margins of the SB44 in Bonn the International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV held its 20th jubilee event – meeting for the first time after the adoption of the Paris Agreement last year.
Dialogue on operationalising NDCs
Many countries are currently focused on determining how they can achieve national implementation of the Paris Agreement and the goals that they have set out within their (Intended) Nationally Determined Contributions ((I)NDCs). A number of events have already been held in order to promote dialogue on this issue, including several workshops and conferences by the International Partnership for Mitigation and MRV and its cooperation partners. More events are planned for the coming months.
Kenya capitalises on renewable energy to extend energy access and business development
As one of the fastest growing economies on the African continent, Kenya has been dubbed the powerhouse of the African continent. According to its Vision 2030, the country strives for an ambitious economic transformation and aims to join the ranks of newly industrialized middle-income countries rank within the next 15 years. Meanwhile Kenya is set to double its population to 81 million people by 2050. This enormous change will entail increased energy use and emissions, which Kenya has set to address with a transition towards a low carbon development pathway.
Anglophone African Regional Workshop on “Converting INDCs into action: the role of NAMAs in INDC implementation” (2-4 May 2016, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
The workshop aimed to capitalize on the momentum of the Paris Agreement and facilitated discussion on converting INDCs into tangible, ambitious and implementable mitigation policies, programs and actions.
Training: ‘Evaluation and MRV of Energy Savings and Efficiency Measures’
This workshop brought together energy efficiency practitioners with MRV practitioners from partner countries of the Partnership to enhance the understanding of the main elements and practical tools for evaluating energy savings and related GHG emissions. Moreover, the training offered room for experience exchange and the presentation of good practices.
IKI-Project Information Matters Phase II
Information Matters (IM) is extending its activities, welcoming its new partner countries Colombia, Georgia and Vietnam, alongside the initial partner countries Chile, the Dominican Republic, Ghana and the Philippines.
Ecuador's Measuring, Reporting and Verification system for the Efficient Cooking Programme
Ecuador’s Ministry of Environment has developed and implemented the first Measuring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) system for a mitigation action in the country. The digital platform has been specifically created for the Efficient Cooking Program NAMA.