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Sharing Information Such as Sector-Specific Issues and General Issues of GHG Inventory

1. International Negotiation

TSU and UNFCCC have attended WGIA since its inception, where they continue to disseminate information on the status of international negotiations and UNFCCC mandates based on the latest information on COP. WGIA also gave government officials a chance to catch up on progress in international negotiations, and the Q&A session provides a chance to better understand institutional arrangements and policy measures.

In the actual workshop, Japan and the host countries introduce countermeasures individually taken for climate change and participating countries share their NCs. Through such presentations, progress in countermeasures for climate change of WGIA countries—which share similar climatic, international position and economic circumstances—can be shared, thus clarifying the status of each country. WGIA is thus an effective means by which to evaluate the results of policy.

2. Sharing of Information and Experience

In WGIA, current internationally relevant information and estimation methodology are discussed, which benefits other countries. Further, common problems and possible solutions are identified.

11.2.2.1 Estimation of Time-Series GHG Emissions/Removals

Mongolia estimated its annual time-series GHG emissions and removals from 1990 to 2006, as can be found at www-gio.nies.go.jp/wgia/wg7/pdf/4.2.5.% 20Dorjpurev%20Jargal.pdf

Thailand estimated its quadrennial time-series GHG emissions and removals from 1990 to 2003, as well as annual time-series GHG emissions excluding LULUCF from 2000 to 2005, which can be found at www-gio.nies.go.jp/ wgia/wg7/pdf/4.2.6.%20Sirintronthep%20Towprayoon.pdf www-gio.nies. go.jp/wgia/wg6/pdf/3-3%20Sirintornthep%20Towprayoon.pdf

Indonesia estimated its annual time-series GHG emissions and removals from 2000 to 2005, as follows: www-gio.nies.go.jp/wgia/wg7/pdf/4.2.7.% 20Rizaldi%20Boer.pdf

11.2.2.2 Development of Country-Specific Emission Factors

China developed country-specific emission factors for CH4 emissions from paddy fields and N2O emissions from cropland, which can be found at:

www-gio.nies.go.jp/wgia/wg10/pdf/2-2_5_AFOLU_China.pdf

India developed country-specific emission factors for CH4 emissions from enteric fermentation by ruminant animals and N2O emissions from agricultural soils:

www-gio.nies.go.jp/wgia/wg8/pdf/3-wg2-3_sultan_singh.pdf www-gio.nies.go.jp/wgia/wg8/pdf/3-wg2-5_chhemendra_sharma.pdf

Indonesia developed country-specific emission factors for CH4 emissions from rice cultivation:

www-gio.nies.go.jp/wgia/wg7/pdf/4.2.7.%20Rizaldi%20Boer.pdf

11.2.2.3 Establishment of National Systems for National GHG Inventory Preparation

Mongolia appointed the National Agency for Meteorology, Hydrology and Environment Monitoring as its designated professional authority for national GHG inventory preparation and structured its national system, in which the agency plays the central function, information on which can be found at:

www-gio.nies.go.jp/wgia/wg8/pdf/3-wg1-2_batimaa_punsalmaa.pdf

Korea established the GHG Inventory & Research Center of Korea (GIR) and improved existing national system by entrusting the GIR to act as central coordinator, as explained at:

www-gio.nies.go.jp/wgia/wg7/pdf/4.1.5.%20Jang-won%20Lee.pdf www-gio.nies.go.jp/wgia/wg9/pdf/3-wg4-4_mihyeon_lee.pdf

Indonesia enacted Presidential Regulation 71/2011 as the foundation for Indonesian GHG inventory preparation and established a national GHG inventory system; see the following for more details:

www-gio.nies.go.jp/wgia/wg10/pdf/3_1.pdf

11.2.2.4 Development of Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) System

Mongolia established a QA/QC plan for energy and industrial process sector, as explained at:

www-gio.nies.go.jp/wgia/wg9/pdf/3-wg4-3_dorjpurev_jargal.pdf

Korea developed a QA/QC system for the waste sector and applied bilateral peer reviews its GHG inventory with Japan as one of its QA activities, as explained at:

www-gio.nies.go.jp/wgia/wg9/pdf/3-wg4-4_mihyeon_lee.pdf

 
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