SUSTAINED MRV CAPACITY BUILDING IN THE WESTERN BALKAN

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SUSTAINED MRV CAPACITY BUILDING IN THE WESTERN BALKAN AND TURKEY Monique Voogt Justin Goodwin

SUSTAINED MRV CAPACITY BUILDING IN THE WESTERN BALKAN AND TURKEY Monique Voogt Justin Goodwin 9 th of November, COP 23 Bonn, Germany This Project is funded by the European Union A project implemented by Human Dynamics Consortium

Capacity building on MRV – A challenge! • This Project is funded by the

Capacity building on MRV – A challenge! • This Project is funded by the European Union A project implemented by Human Dynamics Consortium

Regional Implementation of Paris Agreement Project - RIPAP § RIPAP aims to support capacity

Regional Implementation of Paris Agreement Project - RIPAP § RIPAP aims to support capacity building for: • • Implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement Low emissions development strategies § And to support regional cooperation through exchange of: • • Information Best practices Experience Awareness-raising low emissions development strategies § RIPAP targets 6 countries in the Western Balkan and Turkey § RIPAP runs from August 2017 – October 2018 § The project builds on earlier network cooperation conducted under the RENA (2010 -2013) and ECRAN (2013 -2016) projects This Project is funded by the European Union A project implemented by Human Dynamics Consortium

RIPAP: Scope Long term Solutions for Beneficiary countries § Climate Action (Component 1) National

RIPAP: Scope Long term Solutions for Beneficiary countries § Climate Action (Component 1) National Systems • Institutional Arrangements, • Stakeholder engagement • Data availability, • Technical Capacity, • Tools, Systems, Procedures • • Actions: NDC, Action quantification Projections: Scenarios and Modelling § GHG Inventories (Component 2) • • National Systems: Technical capacity GHG Estimation: Improving methods, data sources and assumptions. § Emissions Trading Systems (Component 3) EU 525/2013: EU Legislation Article 5: National inventory systems Article 12: National and Union systems for policies and measures and projections This Project is funded by the European Union • (MRV) requirements targeted at operators, authorities and verifiers under the EU ETS A project implemented by Human Dynamics Consortium

RIPAP: Resources § Team Leader: High Level Engagement § Key and Senior Experts: Components

RIPAP: Resources § Team Leader: High Level Engagement § Key and Senior Experts: Components 1 – 3 • • • Leading Components Technical mentoring & training Supporting high level engagement activities § EU Experts: • Mechanism for EU country Expert engagement and support. § Local Experts: • Some provisions to engage additional local expertise to support national focal points. This Project is funded by the European Union A project implemented by Human Dynamics Consortium

RIPAP: Activities This Project is funded by the European Union A project implemented by

RIPAP: Activities This Project is funded by the European Union A project implemented by Human Dynamics Consortium

Component 1: Actions This Project is funded by the European Union A project implemented

Component 1: Actions This Project is funded by the European Union A project implemented by Human Dynamics Consortium

Component 1: Action Climate policies and strategies to support implementation of Paris climate agreement

Component 1: Action Climate policies and strategies to support implementation of Paris climate agreement commitments § Decision-makers engagement: in GHG modelling. Improving transparency of the modelling process and models • high level and National System Workshop (January 2018) (Combined with Component 2) § National Systems: Supporting the establishment of a system for modelling including legislative and institutional background and capacity • Modelling Systems and tools Workshop (May 2018) § Data flows: Increasing data availability and reliability • Data availability for modelling (September 2018) § Further demand driven activities This Project is funded by the European Union A project implemented by Human Dynamics Consortium

Component 2: GHG Inventories This Project is funded by the European Union A project

Component 2: GHG Inventories This Project is funded by the European Union A project implemented by Human Dynamics Consortium

Component 2: GHG Inventories Assist in preparing plans for capacity building on national GHG

Component 2: GHG Inventories Assist in preparing plans for capacity building on national GHG inventories • National Systems: Developing institutional Arrangements, Technical capacity, Data flows, tools procedures. • • • Preparation and update of knowledge sharing systems (Technical and coordinator engagement). Distance mentoring/Training and Implementation plan support. National Systems workshop (January 2018) (Combined with Component 1) • GHG Estimation: Improving methods, data sources and assumptions. • • Remote support with data flows and method choice: Increasing data availability and reliability and accuracy of GHG estimates. One 2 day sectoral workshop focussing on priority GHG emission and removal categories (June 2018) This Project is funded by the European Union A project implemented by Human Dynamics Consortium

Component 3: EUETS This Project is funded by the European Union A project implemented

Component 3: EUETS This Project is funded by the European Union A project implemented by Human Dynamics Consortium

Study tour of Montenegrin experts to Slovenia § Study tour for staff from Ministry,

Study tour of Montenegrin experts to Slovenia § Study tour for staff from Ministry, EPA and operators from Montenegro § Learning from peers in Slovenia • • • Competent authority for ETS (Ministry) Environment Agency Various operators § Agenda contains among others: • • • Visit to aluminium plant and two power plants Organisational set-up at Ministry and EA Understanding permitting process and registry system Data management systems Learning about preparation of monitoring plans and emission reports Understanding impact ETS on companies This Project is funded by the European Union A project implemented by Human Dynamics Consortium

Learning on ETS verification in Serbia § Training in two parts: 1. Completion of

Learning on ETS verification in Serbia § Training in two parts: 1. Completion of the Monitoring Plan 2. Organising an ‘as-if verification’ § Bringing Ministry staff and operator experts together § International verifier to work with the operator team; Ministry and EPA staff as ‘observers’ § Using the actual draft MP and the actual site plot, emission reports and laboratory reports § Results: 1. For operators – ready to submit a fully compliant MP and emissions report 2. Ministry and EPA – ready for validation of MP and full understanding of how a verifier should conduct his/her work This Project is funded by the European Union A project implemented by Human Dynamics Consortium

Some of the lessons learned § Feedback forms show high appreciation of training, especially

Some of the lessons learned § Feedback forms show high appreciation of training, especially in terms of: • breaking complicated dossiers down in understandable parts • telling ‘the honest story’: the upsides and downsides • bringing peers to share their experiences and mentoring • providing hands-on support such as joint exercises and helping prepare actual implementation materials § Beneficiaries show solid progress in understanding and implementation. Although political support remains a key challenge § Key necessities include: • Early start with preparation and implementation • Credible team of hands on experts • Involving both public and private sector from a very early date • Repeating messages and learning • Keeping the current style of training (as effective) • Learning from experiences elsewhere (EU and outside EU) This Project is funded by the European Union A project implemented by Human Dynamics Consortium

The RIPAP project is implemented by a consortium consisting of: Human Dynamics (lead), the

The RIPAP project is implemented by a consortium consisting of: Human Dynamics (lead), the Regional Environment Center, Aether, Klimapolitika and SQ Consult This Project is funded by the European Union A project implemented by by Human Dynamics Consortium