A “Measurable, Reportable and Verifiable (MRV)” Framework for Developing Countries.
December, 2009. Fukuda, Koji. IGES Briefing Notes on the Post-2012 Climate Regime. Issue No 10. IGES(Hayama, Japan). 8 pages
The existing greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory system and the National Communications (NATCOMs) could form the basis for a new framework for measuring and reporting developing country’s Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) under the future climate regime. Differentiating reporting frequency and content requirements for developed countries, emerging economies, and developing countries should be considered when constructing this new framework.
• To establish a comprehensive verifi cation system and build trust among countries, all GHG reductions from developing country NAMAs should be verifi ed quantitatively. Introducing third-party verifi cation such as a peer-review system by neighboring developing countries could provide a more flexible verification system than the review process used for Annex I Parties. In the interim, developing low carbon, sustainable development strategies would help mainstream climate policies into national development plans and facilitate the monitoring and verifi cation of unilateral NAMAs.
• Building a comprehensive information sharing scheme that improves access to information and registers information on bilateral and multilateral financial aid flows could reduce fragmentation of financial assistance and improve aid effectiveness.
• Strengthening a framework for South-South cooperation, such as exchanging human resources and sharing best practices for NAMAs, is also crucial for developing a comprehensive, effective information sharing scheme on NAMAs and international support. Developing a regional registry for NAMAs would facilitate regional cooperation, and build trust at the regional level through the exchange of best practices and lessons learned.
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