‘Good practice’ examples for reducing greenhouse gases

Following the successful Conference of Parties (COP) last year and the adoption of the groundbreaking Paris Agreement, the focus has shifted to how countries will implement their (Intended) Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs/NDCs). When operationalising their NDCs and strengthening their national efforts to implement mitigation measures, countries can learn from each other and benefit from experiences made elsewhere. Therefore, the International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV aims to bundle, analyse and distribute information on good practices related to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and systems for Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV). An important tool in this regard is the Global Good Practice Analysis (GPA).

The GPA documents 40 good practice examples related to INDCs, Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS), Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and MRV systems from all over the world, covering developing, newly industrialising and developed countries. The examples show how different measures for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions can be designed and implemented in an effective and ambitious way, and provide valuable findings and lessons learned. In addition to the individual case studies a summary paper describes the crucial success factors the authors identified for most of the analysed cases.

The GPA is a joint initiative of the Partnership and the UNDP Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) programme. The aim is to motivate partner countries to develop ambitious climate policies, stimulate the exchange of knowledge between the countries and promote climate change mitigation measures across the globe. The first edition of the GPA was released in 2014 with 21 case studies, and the second edition with 19 additional examples was presented at the end of 2015 on the margins of the climate change negotiations in Paris.

The summary of the key findings, along with a database of all case studies sorted according to various criteria, is available via the link on the right.

Webinar series on GPA 2.0

Since January 2016, the Partnership and the UNDP LECB programme have been presenting comprehensive results of their analysis and selected case studies in a series of webinars, with 8 sessions running until July 2016. The objective of the webinar series is to share background information on the GPA and highlight the respective case studies, and to provide a platform for practitioners in the field to ask specific questions to national colleagues and engage in peer-to-peer exchange. In each session country representatives present their respective country case study with focus on a specific success factor. 

The next webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, 15 March 2016 (tbc).

Dates are being announced on the Partnership website and on its Twitter account (@Mitigation_MRV), acessible via the links on the right.