Monday, 25 May 2015 00:00

Workshop on Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (MER) of Provincial Action Plan in Reducing GHG Emission (RAD-GRK), Review of National Action Plan in Reducing GHG Emission (RAN-GRK), and Preparation of Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (iN

18 – 20 May 2015, Bali Representatives from 33 provinces, BAPPENAS, Secretariat RANGRK, line ministries, and development partners gathered in Bali, 18 – 20 May 2015 to participate in BAPPENAS workshop on “Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (MER) of Provincial Action Plan in Reducing GHG Emission (RAD-GRK), Review of National Action Plan in Reducing GHG Emission (RAN-GRK), and Preparation of Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (iNDC)”. The objectives of this workshop are to monitor the progres of MER from each province, and to disseminate plan for RAN-GRK review and development of iNDC. The workshop was supported by UNDP Third National Communication project with technical assistance from GIZ PAKLIM. Participants of the workshop were organised into 4 (four) working groups: land-based, energy (including transport), waste management, and review of RAN-GRK. Land-based group realises that avoidance of carbon stock decrease are difficult to estimate and agreed to a more simple format for MER reporting, acknowledging that provinces often lack of data (location coordinates, etc). Spatial data will be used to review MER report. Energy group agreed to report mitigation actions financed by Special Allocation Fund (Dana Alokasi Khusus/DAK), and – specifically or transportation sector, as advised by the Ministry of Transportation – report mitigation actions financed by national budget in provincial level,  revise emission reduction calculation using the latest emission factor published by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, and exclude mitigation actions already claimed in CDM mechanism from RAD-GRK emission reduction. Several new potential mitigation actions in the energy sector were identified, those are: utilization of swamp gas for cooking and city gas development. Waste management group agreed to improve the MER general guideline with better data grouping and MER technical guideline with new calculation formula. Meanwhile, on the review of RAN-GRK working group, the discussion mainly focused on distribution of responsibility in RAD-GRK development, RAD-GRK financing and relation of RAD-GRK with sustainable development that also support economic growth.   During the workshop, provincial government identified several issues and challenges in reporting mitigation actions through MER report. The issues include the need to strengthen coordination, both horizontally (among task force in provincial level) and vertically (between provincial level and city/regency level); improvement of MER general and technical guidelines for better MER reporting; and the need for continous capacity building on climate change due to routine rotation of staffs within agency. To this, Secretariat RAN-GRK emphasised the importance of reporting all the necessary documents on schedule (October and January).   The follow up of this workshop  is finalization of MER general and technical guidelines, training of MER system, reporting of estimation of GHG reduction via MER system, and developing RAD-GRK Review Guideline. Related to review of RAN-GRK and INDC, the next steps are drafting of RAN-GRK review, training on baseline development, drafting of presidential regulation on RAN-GRK review, public consultation, and RAN-GRK and INDC formulation and finalization.