First Peer-to-Peer Workshop Summary Report
The GIZ Information Matters (IM) project aims to build capacity in sustainable climate change-related reporting in selected partner countries (so far in Chile, Dominican Republic, Ghana and the Philippines; and starting in 2016 also in Colombia, Egypt, Georgia and Vietnam). It provides tailored capacity building through technical support and workshops in each country based on needs previously identified. In particular, activities aim to strengthen capacities to establish national MRV systems and enable ambitious climate reporting according to requirements under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and thus, helping to achieve robust and enhanced reporting in national communications (NCs) and the biennial update reports (BURs). The project is part of the International Climate Initiative (ICI) of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).
Upon completion of most of the in-country capacity building activities, GHG inventory experts and political key stakeholders from all four IM countries were brought together to the IM peer-to-peer exchange workshop. The aim of the workshop was to provide a platform for south-south exchange for the four IM countries, to share experiences and lessons learned resulting from the implementation of the project, in particular, on building-up and institutionalizing national MRV systems and preparing for the first Biennial Update Report, and – where a BUR was already submitted – undergoing first steps under the International Consultation and Analysis process (ICA).
The workshop took place from the 7 to 9 September, 2015 in Dessau, Germany and was structured as follows:
Day 1 - MRV and Institutional Arrangements,
Day 2 – Biennial Update Report and National Communications,
Day 3 – International Consultation and Analysis.