Brief Report of the 17th Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Inventories in Asia (WGIA17)

August 8, 2019

  The Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ) and the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) convened, together with the National Environment Agency, Singapore (NEA), the “17th Workshop on Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventories in Asia (WGIA17)” from July 30 (Tuesday) to August 2 (Friday), 2019, in Singapore.
  The annual workshops have been held since 2003 in order to support non-Annex I (NAI) Parties in Asia to improve the accuracy of their GHG inventories and to facilitate the enhancement of cooperative relationships in the Asian region.
  In this workshop, Mutual Learning sessions on GHG inventories were conducted, and various themes related to National Communications (NCs) and Biennial Update Reports (BURs), which are to be submitted by NAI Parties, most recent IPCC Guidelines, and transparency framework under the Paris Agreement were discussed. This workshop has succeeded in enhancing capacity-building on Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV)/Transparency and strengthening the network of Asian countries.
  89 participants attended WGIA17 in total, including government and research representatives of 14 member countries (Brunei, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Lao P.D.R., Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam), in addition to representatives of the IPCC Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (IPCC/TFI), the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and others.

Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan
Godochosha No.5, Kasumigaseki 1-2-2, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8975, Japan.
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Greenhouse Gas Inventory Office of Japan, Center for Global Environmental Research,
National Institute for Environmental Studies
16-2 Onogawa, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8506, Japan
Tel: +81-29-850-2777 E-mail: www-gio@nies.go.jp