National Benefits of Climate Reporting: The MRV System of Georgia

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 10:35


Georgia is one of the few countries that has successfully established a national system for Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. A well-established and designed MRV system is essential for tracking progress towards emission reductions and development targets.
Moreover, it helps in creating a robust and transparent process for coherent information collection and dissemination and for informing decision-making at national and international levels.

Georgia built upon its past MRV efforts, inter alia its experiences from the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and National Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA). Different MRV systems were integrated into a single national MRV system through joint inter-ministerial efforts. These were coordinated by the Ministry
of Environment and Natural Resource Protection (MENRP)1 , with capacity support from the German development cooperation agency (GIZ). The country developed a robust, feasible, and cost-effective national MRV system through a process which brought together key stakeholders from government institutions,
private companies, and NGOs. Under the programme, trainings and workshops were conducted that were required to develop the capacity of stakeholders and enable them to gather a rich repositoryof relevant data in line with the requirements of advanced international MRV systems.

Georgia is taking a phased approach to developing an accountable, inclusive and efficient MRV system for effective data collection, management and analysis across sectors and focus areas in the country. The approach qualifies as a good practice as it enhances transparency, is technically feasible (i.e. entails trainings and capacity-building measures) and strongly backed by the highest political level.