Monitoring Reporting and Verifying NAMAs

Mitigation Momentum

Published: 05/06/2013

The objective of this paper is to identify open issues for the MRV of NAMAs pertaining to key dimensions of MRV, as recognised by MRV literature and UNFCCC texts, namely: transparency, robustness and feasibility and cost-effectiveness. It pays particular attention to NAMAs with a supported component and reflects relevant experiences with developing NAMA proposals in the five Mitigation Momentum countries (Chile, Indonesia, Kenya, Peru and Tunisia). Key challenges analysed in this paper include:

  • How to design a MRV system that satisfies both host countries’ and funders’ expectations while complying with United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) reporting requirements?
  • How to draw the line between the MRV approach for unilateral components and the MRV approach for supported components, given that many NAMAs are likely to have both unilateral as well as supported elements?
  • How to design a pragmatic, implementable MRV system in line with a country’s capacities, which is robust at the same time? What does robustness mean in the context of the MRV of NAMAs?

The report is prepared and published as part of the Mitigation Momentum project, which is undertaken by the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) Policy Studies and Ecofys.

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