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The Ministry of Environment and Forestry presented progress of MRV during COP 20/CMP 10 in Lima, Peru Featured

11 December 2014. The Ministry of Environment presents progress of MRV during COP 20/CMP 10 in Lima, Peru. The event took place in Indonesian Pavilion on 11 December 2014, and participated by 50-60 participants of COP 20/CMP 10, both parties and observers. The event was opened by Arief Yuwono, Deputy Minister for Control of Environmental Degradation and Climate Change, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia, and featured MRV presentations from other countries as well, i.e. by Ms Anke Herold (Research Coordinator International Climate Policy, Oeko-Institute, Germany) and Ms Sandee Recabar (Senior Science Research Specialist of the Climate Change Commission, the Republic of the Philippines). The event allowed sharing of updates on MRV in respective countries and generated discussions around  gaps and follow up steps to improve MRV, good database system, the need for an independent verificator and steps towards assessing impacts of mitigation actions to the economy and other sectors. Ms Emma Rachmawaty, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry of Indonesia, stated that follow up steps for Indonesia includes capacity development and awareness raising, improving coordination among institutions, improving data quality and management, developing database system, and encourage independent verificator. Ms Anke Herold, a long-time EU negotiator for MRV and GHG inventory, and also shared experiences in developing electronic database for national GHG inventory and shared Germany’s gradual steps towards verification, where Germany started with a peer-to-peer review from neighbouring countries in assessing national GHG emission report. Germany also consistently  assess progress of achievement of emission reduction target, and also assess impacts of national mitigation policies/programs to other sectors. Ms Sandee Recabar shared Philippines Climate Change Comission’s experience in coordinating GHG data from line ministries and in developing a NICCDIES database (National Integrated Climate Change Database and Information Exchange System) consisting of information on GHG inventory, mitigation, MRV and financing. Presentation materials of the event can be downloaded here Since 2012, GIZ Paklim has provided technical assistance to the Ministry of Environment in assessing data needs for MRV, institutional arrangements for MRV and in undertaking MRV pilot testing in selected provinces in Indonesia. GIZ Paklim also supported an expert exchange of Indonesian ministry representatives to Germany to learn and share experiences on MRV with Germany and other countries (see here for more information)