Experts from the Academy of Science and Arts in North Macedonia (MANU) held a virtual training in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) on calculating greenhouse gas emissions for representatives of Western Balkan and Eastern European countries. The experts shared best practices, challenges and tools for creating greenhouse gas inventories. In addition to the official training, teams from each country shared their country's experience, highlighting differences and similarities in the process across countries.
The UNDP/UNEP Global Support Programme for MRV in partnership with UNDP Macedonia and the Academy of Science and Art of North Macedonia (MANU) offered a virtual technical training sessions to interested countries in the Western Balkan and Eastern Europe on better understanding the key steps in updating the national greenhouse gas (GhG) inventories for the energy sector, addressing bottlenecks and challenges in this process and identifying potential solutions, tools and instruments to overcome them.
The training was held online on 9th December 2020 and lasted for 3.5 hours.
The training included best practices from the GHG Inventory team in North Macedonia regarding data collection, uncertainty analysis, time series consistency, QA/QC and Verification for the energy sector, in line with the requirements of the 2006 IPCC Methodology. Specifically, the training achieved the following learning objectives:
- Learning about the experiences of the GHG Inventory team (GHGI team) of North Macedonia
On improving their national Energy sector GHG inventory processes;
- Understanding the approaches the GHGI Team has taken for data collection: Gathering
existing data; Generating new data; Adapting data for inventory use;
- Learning about the challenges, bottlenecks and issues the GHGI team in North Macedonia has come across and how they have resolved them.
After a thorough presentation on best practices, teams from North Macedonia, Albania, Georgia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova, Montenegro and Serbia shared their experiences in calculating Greenhouse Gas Inventory for their respective countries. There was an informative discussion regarding common challenges faced and how to go about resolving them.