MRV in action: MRV Handbook for the measurement, reporting, and verification of GHG emissions in the refrigeration and air-conditioning sector
GIZ's Proklima program (Cool Contributions fighting Climate Change (C4)) has published a comprehensive handbook for the measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) of greenhouse gas emissions in the refrigeration and air-conditioning sector, under the title Measurement, Reporting & Verification (MRV) in practice: A comprehensive handbook for the measurement, reporting, and verification of greenhouse gas emissions in the refrigeration and air-conditioning sector.
The document outlines a blueprint MRV system based on international best practices applicable for the refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) sector in each country, providing a practical step-by-step approach for policy makers and enforcement bodies in the RAC sector. It is also directed at countries who have completed inventories and have recognised the importance of the RAC sector for climate mitigation. The MRV blueprint also helps countries to take the next step, by making climate mitigation actions measurable and by improving the granularity of data in the inventories when shifting from the IPCC Tier 1 methodology to IPCC Tier 2.
Displayed in an interactive PDF-Format, the handbook allows users to jump straight to specifically relevant chapters or start from the very beginning, and is suitable for beginners, intermediates and experts. Find information and download the handbook here.
GIZ’s Proklima program adresses environmental issues concerning various applications of cooling and foam blowing technologies available for transfer into partner countries to assist them in developing “green growth economies”. Proklima’s services comprise policy advice and capacity development for governments, training and qualification, and pilot projects for industry partners, which facilitate green technology transfer and help to promote a sustainable future.