The Republic of Moldova is strengthening its monitoring, verification, and reporting (MRV) capacities of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to the Secretariat of the UN Convention to Combat Climate Change, CONUSC. The reporting is necessary to ensure data accuracy within the Paris Agreement to combat global warming and unlock access to international financing.
A training workshop for the member institutions of the MRV system in Moldova, including central, and local public authorities and state enterprises, was organized by the EU4Climate project, financed by the European Union and implemented by UNDP Moldova between October 31 and November 1.
The workshop examines topics related to international methodologies, guidelines, and best practices for calculating GHG emissions in the energy sector, key obstacles related to the preparation of the national GHG inventory in the energy sector of the Republic of Moldova, EU best practices in data collection from the energy sector and data analysis for national and municipal calculations of energy sector GHG emissions.
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Recommendations were also formulated to improve the process of inventorying GHG emissions in the energy sector, including coordination mechanisms, improving data management procedures, and adopting international best practices. The participants also carried out practical exercises to inventory greenhouse gases in the energy sector of the Republic of Moldova.
A similar training on data quality assurance was organized in the summer of this year and other workshops dedicated to the waste and forestry sectors are to be organized.