Cancellation of the 18th Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Inventories in Asia (WGIA18)
and the Results of the Mutual Learning Sessions on Greenhouse Gas Inventories in 2020

August 3, 2020

  The Ministry of the Environment of Japan and the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) convened Mutual Learning sessions on greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories on July 21, 22 and 28, 2020.
  The Workshop on GHG Inventories in Asia (WGIA) has 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.
  This year, in light of the global pandemic, the Workshop was cancelled to prevent any risk of spreading of COVID-19, and only Mutual Learning sessions (sector-by-sector discussions between pairs of countries) were conducted on-line, in response to interest expressed. Mutual Learning has contributed to the advancement of the participants’ basic knowledge of GHG inventory estimation methodology, reporting rules, data collection, institutional arrangements, including quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC), and other related issues. Since it first started in 2011, Mutual Learning has been held 10 times, with 29 pairs of countries participating.
  This year’s session has succeeded in enhancing capacity-building on Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV)/Transparency, and strengthening the network of inventory experts and others in Asia.
  A total of 36 participants attended Mutual Learning this year, including government and research representatives from Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Mongolia, Myanmar, and Singapore.

Ministry of the Environment, Government of 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
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