2013

 

This is a summary of CD-REDD II activities conducted by Project actors in respective implementing teams. For more Information on past and upcoming events please see the timetable.

Date Meeting
10th - 11th January 2013 Startegic Session in Budapest
25th - 26th April 2013 Planning Session Summer School
27th May - 7th June 2013 GHG Inventory Training Center
22nd - 23rd October 2013 Global Conlcusion Workshop (TBC)
11th November 2013 Side event at COP 19 (TBC)

For details on the in-country workshops (CfRN and vTI) please see country visits 2013.


 

Strategic Session

Topic Value
Official Title Strategic Planning Session for 2013
Date 10th - 11th January 2013
Venue Art'hotel, Budapest, Hungary

 

Group Picture Budapest 2013

GHG Inventory Training Center

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Topic Value
Official Title CD-REDD GHG Inventory  Training Center - Workshop on finalizing inventory efforts
Date and Time 27th - 31st May (first group of countries)
1st - 7th June 2013 (second group of countries)
Venue Mövenpick Hotel, Berlin, Germany [map]

On this page you find a short summary of the GHG Inventory Training Center of the CD-REDD II project, a joint effort of the Coalition for Rainforest Nations (CfRN), Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Thünen-Institut (TI), on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).

The GHG inventory training center brought all CD-REDD countries together during two-weeks in Berlin. One group of countries attended the first week and one the second. For a list of countries see below.
Both weeks integrated the work on data processing and the work on advanced components. There was no clear split between weeks; both weeks had the same program. Depending on how far countries have advanced until that time point, the work focused on data processing or if that has largely been dealt with before, the more advanced components of the draft GHG inventories.
For several countries the event served as the data processing workshop. For the countries working within the CD-REDD project, the Data Processing Workshop is the key project activity for generating the GHG inventory. It took place in two sessions to accommodate the work plans and the capacities of the countries and the CD-REDD team. The first session of the Data Processing Workshop was carried out in November 2012. This meeting, the GHG Inventory Training Center, served despite other objective as second phase.
Other countries focused more on the data collection or on the work with so called advanced compoenents.
Ideally, the work on the draft GHG inventory report and its components will conclude at the inventory training center. And this was achieved with some of the countries.

Some plenary sessions (as few as possible) were held but inline with these sessions, working groups were established. In fact, most of the time was spent in the country working groups. You can find a full agenda enclosed below. We have carried out the following plenary sessions:

  • The CD-REDD project: progress and status and 2013 workplan
  • Workshop objectives, expected results and proceedings
  • The draft GHG inventory report
  • Upcoming review of the GHG inventory report
  • Summary and feedback presentation of the workshop results at the last day
  • Spatially explicit land use mapping
  • Data documentation and archiving
  • KCA, uncertainty analysis, inventory improvement plan
  • QA&QC and cross-checking different data sources
  • Countries’ opening presentations

The list of the participating country is here, linked you find the opening presentations carried out:

First Week Second Week

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Set of Pictures, ZIP, 4090 kB

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Set of Pictures, ZIP, 3130 kB

The agenda of the Training Center looked as follows (presentation held are linked with the according PDF). The agenda was valid for both weeks:

1st Day
09:00 Participants are picked up at the Mercure hotel, walk to the Mövenpick hotel and meet in the plenary room Ivana Dragna
09:30 Plenary: Opening of the workshop and welcome addresses from * BMU * Coalition for Rainforest Nations * GIZ * the ESA Project Daniela Göhler, Till Neeff / Eduardo Reyes, Reinhard Wolf / Corinna Brunschön, Rasack Nayamuth
10:00 Plenary: The CD-REDD project progress and status, PDF, 470 kB Johannes Brötz
10:15 Plenary: workshop objectives, expected results and proceedings, PDF, 291 kB Till Neeff
10:30 Plenary: Three country presentations on current progress and expectations for the week (see country list above) Inventory Teams
11:00 Coffee break
11:30 Plenary: Three country presentations on current progress and expectations for the week (see country list above) Inventory Teams
12:20 Plenary: Logistics Ivana Dragna
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Plenary: The draft GHG inventory report, PDF, 1230 kB Katja Oehmichen
14:30 Working session for the Inventory Teams (coffee served at 15:30)
17:00 Plenary: 15 min feedback and wrap-up of the day
2nd Day
09:00 Plenary: FAO’s approach to MRV, PDF, 765 kB María José Sanz Sanchez (video)
09:30 Working session for the Inventory Teams (coffee served at 10:30)
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Plenary: Spatially explicit land use mapping, PDF, 420 kB Johannes Broetz
14:30 Working session for the Inventory Teams (coffee served at 15:30)
17:00 Plenary: 15 min feedback and wrap-up of the day
19:30 Social dinner at Restaurant “MANI”, Torstraße 136, 10119 Berlin, [map] (first week) / Restaurant “Zur Letzten Instanz”, Waisenstraße 14-16, 10179 Berlin, [map] (second week) (approximately 2 hours)
3rd Day
09:00 Plenary: Data documentation and archiving systems for GHG inventory data, PDF, 445 kB Karsten Dunger
09:30 Working session for the Inventory Teams (coffee served at 10:30)
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Plenary: KCA and uncertainty analysis, PDF, 615 kB Esther Mertens
14:30 Working session for the Inventory Teams (coffee served at 15:30)
17:00 Plenary: 15 min feedback and wrap-up of the day
4th Day
09:00 Working session for the Inventory Teams (coffee served at 10:30)
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Plenary: Systems and procedures for QA&QC, PDF, 372kB Zoltán Somogyi
14:30 Working session for the Inventory Teams (coffee served at 15:30)
17:00 Plenary: 15 min feedback and wrap-up of the day
5th Day
09:00 Plenary: Summary of work during the week, PDF, 322 kB Karsten Dunger / Zoltán Somogyi
09:30 Plenary: Country feedback on the workshop (coffee served at 10:30) Inventory Teams
11:00 Plenary: Upcoming review of draft GHG inventory reports, PDF, 386 kB Zoltán Somogyi
11:30 Plenary: Wrap-up and closing of the workshop
12:00 Plenary: Workshop evaluation (for evalutation results please contact e-mail) Katja Oehmichen / Johannes Broetz
12:30 Lunch
14:30 City tour (until approximately 17:30)

From an undertaken evaluation we collected positive feedback, regarding:

  • Organization, preparation and implementation of the workshop
  • The venue
  • The participants' hotel
  • The city tour and social dinner
  • The work carried out in the working grups

Since this served also as last workshop in the CD-REDD Project, where all technicians coem together in one place, we are glad, that some cotacts could be facilitated between the countries and that we collected and positive overall feedback for the work with countries in the last two years.

Thank you all for your support and willingness to work with CD-REDD on Capacity Development for GHG inventories.

Visits to Countries

In 2013 the CfRN Staff conducted In-Country Training Workshops (ICW) 'Agriculture and Land Use (ALU) National Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory Software and Other Inventory Tools' as well as Data Gap Fill Visits (DGFV) to bridge gaps that emerged during the Regional Data Collection Workshop in Berlin and the Data Processing Workshop in Rome. For some countries the staff organized data processing events in the counries as well.

After Berlin and Rome the countries of the vTI-cluster proceeded with the workplan through a series of In-Country Meetings (ICM) in the southern african region.

The visits planned or already carried out:

Type Date Country Responsibility
DPW 29th February - 1st March 2013 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Caribbean Country's Inventory Team plus Esther Mertens and Johannes Broetz [CfRN]
DPW 4th - 7th February 2013 Paramaribo, Suriname, South America Country's Inventory Team plus Johannes Broetz and Esther Mertens [CfRN]
DGFV 18th - 22th February 2013 Accra, Ghana, Africa Country's Inventory Team plus Till Neeff and Esther Mertens [CfRN]
KOM 18th March 2013 Quito, Ecuador, South America Country's Inventory Team plus Eduardo Reyes, Esther Mertens and Johannes Broetz [CfRN], UNDP, FAO (UN-REDD & MICCA)
ICW 19th - 21th March 2013 Quito, Ecuador, South America Country's Inventory Team plus Esther Mertens and Johannes Broetz [CfRN], UNDP, FAO (UN-REDD & MICCA)
DCV 13th - 17th May 2013 (TBD) Quito, Ecuador, South America Country's Inventory Team plus Johannes Broetz [CfRN]
DPW August - September 2013 (TBD) Quito, Ecuador, South America Country's Inventory Team plus Johannes Broetz [CfRN]

With DPW = Data Processing Workshop, DGFV = Data Gap-Fill Visit, KOM = Kick-Off Meeting, and ICW = In-Country Workshop