Monday, 01 June 2015 00:00

Focus Group Discussion on Development of MRV (Measurement, Reporting, Verification) Guideline in Cement Industry

27-29th May 2015, Bogor. Ministry of Industry supported by PAKLIM Work Area Industry held a 3-days meeting to have a Focus Group Discussion (FGD) related with the development of MRV (Measurement, Reporting, Verification) Guideline in Cement Industry, following the issuance of the technical guideline on Calculation and Reporting of CO2 Emission in the Cement Industry. Conducted at Hotel Amaroossa Bogor, the FGD participated by more than 35 people as representatives from Ministry of Industry (MoI), Ministry of Environment and Forestry, cement industries and ASI (cement association). This event was opened by Ibu Lilih Handayaningrum from MoI and Mr Widodo as the Head of ASI. In this occasion, Mr Erwin Widodo as the CEO from Indonesia Climate Change Trust Fund (ICCTF) gave his presentation on one of the financing-channel options for climate change mitigation actions, which is through ICCTF. Established in 2009, Mr Widodo stated that ICCTF blends the state budget and international contribution with the goal to support the Government of Indonesia’s efforts to reduce GHG emissions, move the country towards a low?carbon economy, and adapt to the negative impacts of climate change. The session was then followed by a presentation from Dr Markus Francke as PAKLIM work area industry’s team leader elaborating the scope of activity within NAMA-cement proposal, which has already received grant from the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Danish Energy Agency through ADMIRE (Adaptation and Mitigation Readiness) Programme. The project will focus on Alternative fuel and raw material (AFR), to increase the use of alternative fuels from industrial and municipal solid waste. It was mentioned that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed among MoI and UNOPS (United Nations Office for Project Services) and UNEP DTU Partnership on April 2015. Following his presentation, a discussion with the participants was held to finalize the scope of Activities within ADMIRE, which includes Waste Management, Waste Utilization, and Financial Analysis. In the next session, Dr Retno Gumilang Dewi as MoI’s national expert gave her presentation and explanation on MRV from International perspective. MRV background, concept, steps/function, and how to develop a baseline were elaborated by Dr Retno. She emphasised the importance of having a baseline as a basis to measure the success of mitigation actions, in which a credible baseline require a credible inventory.   A discussion on draft of MRV Guideline in cement industry was held on the second and third day, supported by Mrs Lusi Widowaty and Mr Aditya as PAKLIM’s national experts. The sections covered within the guideline draft were reviewed in detail by the participants to also accommodate current situation on NAMA development and current situation in the industries. Mr Ngakan Timur Antara closed the event by stating his appreciation to all participants from cement industry, ASI, and GIZ PAKLIM who has been supporting MoI in the development of MRV guideline for the cement industry. As a result from this fruitful three-days event, the draft guideline was agreed among the cement industries and MoI, and it was suggested by the cement industries to have a training on CO2 emission calculation using the new CSI version. As a follow up, MoI is planning to have the draft guideline tested in one of cement companies.  A follow-up workshop to consolidate the results after the draft is being tested and agreed; is then planned to be conducted afterwards. The next follow-up workshop will be also held to finalise the draft guideline on MRV in cement industry.