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Designing MRV Systems for Entity-Level Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The concept of Measuring (and monitoring), Reporting and Verification (MRV) has gained significance in the design and implementation of climate change policy in the recent years, and more so after the Paris Agreement. Greenhouse gas reporting programs provide a platform to gather emissions data from entities and help mainstream emissions measurement and reporting. The course aims to support policymakers and practitioners in developing economy-wide or sector-specific GHG reporting programs that address national and sub-national priorities and objectives. It is divided in three modules and enables users to: • Enhance their knowledge of the concept and significance of MRV • Understand what constitutes a GHG reporting program, and the range of objectives that reporting programs can serve • Identify the legal framework needed to anchor the mandatory reporting program • Determine the capacities necessary to establish and implement reporting programs • Engage stakeholders during various phases of development and implementation of the reporting program • Understand various design elements that form the core of GHG reporting programs and key factors that influence design-related decisions • Delve deeper into three of the existing GHG reporting programs to further comprehend the concepts discussed in the course