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Training on GHG Inventory and MRV of GHG emissions from industrial installations for officials and representatives of industry

Date: 27-28 March 2017
Time: 2 full days
Venue: Tbilisi, Georgia

The training aims at familiarising the participants further with the MRV system implemented in the EU in sectors covered by the emissions trading system or falling under the F-gases / ODS regulations of the EC, as part of the Clima East support to developing  MRV capacity for policies and measures implementing Nationally Determined Contributions that the countries submitted as their share to the Paris Agreement Clima East Partner Countries. Preparatory steps and capacity building are beneficial especially as MRV systems will either be developed in the UNFCCC context. Clima East countries should be equipped to understand and actively shape the MRV debate, or it will be left to countries to decide how to monitor and report their policies and measures. Whatever the decision on MRV in the UNFCCC context, knowledge of (I)NDC, Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) and Low Emission Development Strategy (LEDS) monitoring, reporting and verification, building capacity for setting up robust MRV systems, improving GHG inventories will benefit Partner Countries. Additional reason of selecting the IPPU sector for providing the support for MRV is the sector’s specificity in terms of complex nature of the technological processes, and needs of capacity enhancement of local experts in dealing with GHG inventory compilation and monitoring the mitigation actions from it. Georgia has already been provided technical assistance from CE in the IPPU-related mitigation part of its LEDS. In addition, F-Gases is of particular interest of Georgia in line with the commitment under the EU-Georgia Association Agreement approximating the EU regulations on F-gases and ODS, the area where the CE project has also already provided technical support for Georgia. 

Agenda

The Concept note and agenda are available to download in English

Day 1: Monday 27 March 2017

9:15 – 9:20

Welcome remarks

  • MoENRP
  • Mr Alvaro Ortega Aparicio, Project Manager – Environment and Rural Development, Delegation of the European Union to Georgia (TBC)
  • Clima East

9:20 – 9:30

Tour de table / Introduction of the participants

9:30 – 9:45

Brief Introduction to the MRV support activity of the Clima East project

  • Mr Zsolt Lengyel, Clima East Team leader and Key expert

Presentation: (in English)

9:45 – 10:00

The MRV concept in climate change policy: formulation and implementation

MRV – definition (bottom-up; top-down; standards etc);

MRV – international context: UNFCCC, KP, Paris Agreement;

Regulatory framework (covering both international and national – such as ETS – systems)

  • Mr Zsolt Lengyel, Clima East Team leader and Key expert

Presentation: (in English)

Discussion

10:00 – 10:10

IPPU sector in the Clima East project support to Georgia

  • Ms Medeia Inashvili, Clima East Key Expert and Regional coordinator

10:10 – 10:30

Georgia’s IPPU sector Inventory/BUR overview

  • Mr. Kakhaber Mdivani, Chief Specialist, Climate Change Division, Department of Integrated Management of Environment, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia, UNFCCC expert reviewer for IPPU sector

Presentation: (in English/Georgian)

10:30 – 11:00

Georgia’s GHG Inventory for IPPU – system overview, inventories completed to date and GHG emissions trend

IP in Georgia: Source categories, Characteristics and Statistics, Development perspectives

  • Mr. Kakhaber Mdivani, Chief Specialist, Climate Change Division, Department of Integrated Management of Environment, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia, UNFCCC expert reviewer for IPPU sector

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:00

MRV in the EU emissions trading scheme

Objectives and scope of the EU ETS

Regulatory framework: Directive 2003/81/EC; Directive 2008/101/EC

Monitoring and reporting in the EU ETS (MRV requirements for installations, competent authorities and verifiers)

Verification of emissions in the ETS and accreditation of verifiers

  • Dr Marzena Chodor, Clima East Key expert

Presentation: (in English)

Discussion

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 – 15:30

Cement sector MRV in the EU ETS from Poland: relevant lessons

Historic overview: technological changes; from wet to dry processes along the way of transition

Multiple regulatory frameworks emerging: IPPC. IED and ETS

Monitoring and reporting on the plant level

Verification of emissions

  • Mr Andrzej Werkowski, Clima East expert

Presentations: (in English)

Cement Industry in Poland

Cement industry in Poland: Transition period

Cement industry: CO2 abatement technologies

Case Study: Cement Plant Odra

Polish cement industry: EU ETS – Lessons learnt

Cement indistry: Industrial emissions – IPPC

Discussion

15:30-16:00

Panel discussion: What would be the key benefits from introducing bottom up approach to MRV and setting up MRV system for Georgia’s industrial installations in domestic and international context?

  • Mr Zsolt Lengyel, Clima East Team leader and Key expert
  • Mr Andrzej Werkowski, Clima East expert
  • Georgian experts

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee break

16:30 – 17:30

 

 

 

 

 

 

Implementation of the MRV requirements in a Member State

Example Poland: Marzena Chodor, Clima East Key expert

Implementation of MRV requirements in EU MS

Institutional arrangements and responsibilities

GHG registry

Government systems for monitoring/verification

  • Dr Marzena Chodor, Clima East Key expert
  • Mr Andrzej Werkowski, Clima East expert

Discussion

17:30 – 18:00

Panel discussion: What are the key MRV lessons from the EU ETS for mitigation policies elsewhere? How economic instruments, such as emission trading and carbon markets operate?

  • Dr Marzena Chodor, Clima East Key expert
  • Mr Andrzej Werkowski, Clima East expert

Day 2: Tuesday 28 March 2017 

9:30 – 10:00

Georgia’s commitment for F-gases under the AA and Clima East activities in the IPPU and F-gases/ODS sectors

  • Ms Medeia Inashvili, Clima East Key expert and Regional coordinator,
  • Dr Marzena Chodor, Clima East Key expert
  • Mr Zsolt Lengyel, Clima East Team Leader and Key expert

Presentations (in English):

Approximation of ODS legislation in Georgia

Approximation of F-Gases legislation in Georgia

10:00 – 10:30

F-gases in Georgia’s IPPU sector Inventory/BUR: requirements and reporting

  • Mr. Kakhaber Mdivani, Chief Specialist, Climate Change Division, Department of Integrated Management of Environment, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia, UNFCCC expert reviewer for IPPU sector.

Presentation: (in English/Georgian

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:15

GHGs in the IPPU sector & F-gases – the bottom-up approach:

Installation level MRV experiences form the EU ETS and F-gases regulations:

1.  Experience with introducing F-gases MRV system to industry

2.  Experience with introducing GHG MRV system to the cement industry

  • Dr Marzena Chodor, Clima East Key expert
  • Mr Martin Beckmann, VERICO SCE, EU ETS Auditor / F-Gas Auditor – presenting via videoconferencing

Presentaiton: (in English)

  • Mr Andrzej Werkowski, Clima East expert

12:15 – 13:15

Lunch break

13.15 – 14:30

Introduction to Methodology for GHG inventories for IPPU sector – the IPCC 2006 Guidelines

Overview of the Guidelines

GHG Inventory – Elements, Principles, Cycles

What are the changes between the 1996 and 2006 IPCC Guidelines?

Introduction to the IPCC Inventory software

  • Ms Sina Wartmann, Clima East expert, presenting via videoconference

Presentation: (in English)

14:30 – 15:00

Introduction to Methodology for GHG inventories for IPPU sector – the IPCC 2006 Guidelines (continued)

  • Overview of the Guidelines
  • GHG Inventory – Elements, Principles, Cycles
  • What are the changes between the 1996 and 2006 IPCC Guidelines?
  • Introduction to the IPCC Inventory software
  • Ms Sina Wartmann, Clima East expert, presenting via videoconference

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 – 16:15

GHGs in the IPPU sector & F-gases in the GHG:

Requirements to their reporting

Presentation

Georgia’s envisaged mitigation measures in the IP sector: by sub-sectors/source categories (as recommended by the CEEF-GE051); what parameters will be changed in emission calculations in the mitigation measures?

  • Ms Sina Wartmann, Clima East expert, presenting via videoconference

Q&A, Discussion

16:15 – 17:00

IPPU Sector Inventory overview with emphasis of the relevant sources/ sub-sectors for F-gases (2006 GL and software)

Presentation

Software

Approaches taken in Georgia’s GHG inventory/BUR1

  • Ms Sina Wartmann, Clima East expert, presenting via videoconference

Q&A

17:00 – 17:15

Conclusion