Capacity Development for Green House Gas Inventory and MRV in Tunisia

Tunisia is developing a National Climate Strategy aiming to reduce GHG emissions and at the same time responding effectively to the threats posed by climate change.

Key feature of the strategy will be  the „Plan Solaire Tunisien“ (PST), including 40 projects in all sectors which have implications on the national emission balance. The PST is designed as an unilateral and internationally supported National Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) with the objective of promoting renewable energies and enhancing energy efficiency.
The Tunesian Government has announced the ambition to evaluate its mitigation activities according to internationally recognised  methods. Thus, the establishement of a corporate national measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) system is a crucial element of the Tunesian Climate Strategy.




The project aims at assisting the Tunisian activities to compile a national MRV system. Therefore, it seeks to

  • facilitate the establishment of a solid GHG inventory applied according to the UNFCCC regulatory.
  • contribute to the development and implementation of an MRV pilot in the Tunisian solar programme.

GIZ is carrying out the project in cooperation with the Tunisian Industry Ministry (Ministére de l’Industrie et de la Technologie – MIT). The National Energy Agency (Agence Nationale de la Maîtrise de l’Energie - ANME) will manage the implementation at operational scale. As the UNFCCC focal point, the Tunisian Environmental Ministry (Ministère de l’Environnement et du Développement Durable - MEDD) is a closely associated partner.

The project comprises measures in the following areas:

  1. Development of a national GHG Inventory
  2. Development of a MRV system for the Tunisian Solar Plan
  3. Capacity Building for the relevant institutions
  4. Assisting the Tunisians delegations with international negotiations and events

The project is supported in the framework of the International Climate Initiative (ICI) of the German Environment Ministry.







Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (Germany - GIZ)

Federal Ministry for the Environment (Germany - BMU)

2 million EUR

September 2012 - January 2016