On January 16-18, 2024, Dushanbe, Tajikistan, the team of experts and specialists from line Ministries and Departments of the Republic of Tajikistan, who are involved in climate transparency and reporting, have been trained on key principles of IPCC Software and 2006 IPCC Guidelines.
The main objective of the hands-on training is to support the national GHG Inventory team of Tajikistan in improving the compilation of the next GHG Inventory for the Energy Sector by using the IPCC Inventory Software.
It is expected that the national experts will improve their knowledge and skills in using the IPCC Inventory Software and learn how to automize the GHG emission estimation process for the Energy Sector.
The support in delivering the training was rendered by CBIT-GSP and the Agency for Hydrometeorology. The main resource person was Pavel Shermanau, Programme Officer, IPCC Task Force. During the training, the participants learned in practice on how to use the 2006 IPCC Guidelines and IPCC Software for the Energy Sector and refine the national GHG Inventory for transparency purposes. The participants found the training as highly useful and plan to further use the Software in the climate reporting.
Under the new reporting requirements of the Article 13 under the Paris Agreement, the Parties have to report on their regular GHG Inventories to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as part of their Biennial Transparency Reports (BTRs). With this in mind, the UNFCCC Decision 17/CP.8, 18CMA.1 and 5/CMA.3 under the Paris Agreement, Article 15, recommends the use of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) guidelines, particularly the 2006 IPCC Guidelines and IPCC Inventory Software, in the estimation and reporting of national GHG inventories.
The Capacity-building Initiative for Transparency – Global Support Programme (CBIT-GSP) is a five-year global project, funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), implemented by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and executed by the UNEP – Copenhagen Climate Center (UNEP-CCC). The objective of the CBIT-GSP is to provide streamlined support and capacity-building at the national, regional, and global level to assist developing countries in responding to the reporting provisions under the UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement’s Enhanced Transparency Framework, and ultimately increase ambition for climate action.
The Republic of Tajikistan intends to start the development of its first BTR this year and being the member of the Regional Network for Transparency in Central Asia and the Caucasus under the CBIT-GSP project, requested support to improve its national GHG Inventory by providing hands-on training on the use of IPCC Inventory Software. Given the that the priority of the Government of Tajikistan for the development of the Energy Sector and a certain level of data gaps, the use of IPCC Inventory Software for Energy is needed.
To address the request, CBIT-GSP in collaboration with Agency for Hydrometeorology of CEP under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan intends to organize and deliver a three-day training on the 2006 IPCC Guidelines and specifically on IPCC Inventory Software for the Energy Sector.