Project at a glance

The forthcoming climate regime will include a global mechanism called REDD – Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation. Each developing country must draw up a Greenhouse Gas Inventory (GHG Inventory) for its forestry sector in line with the guidance established by the UNFCCC Secretariat. Industrialised nations have already developed technical expertise on GHG Inventories which can be useful for the prospective REDD countries. The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has published guidance which provides methodologies to follow in order to achieve an inventory which is measurable, reportable and verifiable (MRV). The UNFCCC Secretariat has adopted this guidance as the basis on which it accepts GHG Inventory reports. Workshops and training at international, regional and national levels, alongside an online training course, will ensure that project participants can produce and report on GHG Inventories in their own country according to the relevant criteria. This is an important part of each country’s preparation for the REDD mechanism. Training technical experts and decision-makers on GHG Inventory matters will ensure knowledge is shared and disseminated in the target countries. Even countries not currently joining the process could get involved later on.
(Source: BMU 2010)