The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) has completed the development of the Measuring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) roadmap of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions aimed to strengthen the country’s capacity and guide it towards the future development of its MRV system.
The development was led by the Regional Pacific Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) Hub through its implementing partner, the Global Green Growth Institution (GGGI) that delivered the technical support in close cooperation and collaboration with the National Energy Office (NEO), Ministry of Environment and NDC Hub Focal Point in RMI and Director for NEO, Ministry of Environment, Ms. Angeline Heine and her team.
MRV systems are an important element of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Paris Agreement. It helps countries to report their GHG inventories in a transparent way, to track their national mitigation targets as well as enable the countries to meet their reporting requirements as set up under the Paris Agreement.
The RMI Deputy Director, Ministry of Environment National Energy Office, Mr. Ben Wakefield said this was a positive step forward and that “the technical assistance will support RMI’s current effort in building MRV of GHG emissions and initial task led by NEO.”
NDC Hub’s Senior Officer, MRV and NDC Enhancement, Dr. Noim Uddin added that the activity structures the groundwork for RMI to enable it to further work and develop its national MRV System in the future.
“When Parties track the progress of their national mitigation efforts, “they are better equipped to achieve the mitigation contribution set out in their NDCs,” he said.
During the implementation of the technical assistance, key sectoral and line ministries were consulted with questionnaire and one-to-one consultation under close coordination of NEO. The existing MRV systems for GHG inventories and reporting were reviewed, which formed the basis of establishing the comprehensive MRV systems of these sectors.
A sector-focused and tailor-made MRV of GHG emissions training was also delivered as part of the capacity building and streamlining GHG information collection and respective sector-based MRV requirements.