As part of the global response to address climate change, countries are putting in place national strategies, plans and actions to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. An essential element of any country’s response is a national system for the measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) of the mitigation and adaptation actions they are taking, including a comprehensive and tailored inventory of their GHG emissions.
Having effective national MRV systems enables governments to maximise the effectiveness of their mitigation actions for low carbon growth, and to attract international funding from public and private sector sources for implementing their plans.
Just as important, these MRV systems allow governments to meet their international reporting requirements under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) including the regular submission of biennial update reports (BURs).
Ricardo Energy & Environment is a world leader in all aspects of MRV. In addition to our long-standing work on national GHG inventories, we are experts in MRV of nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) and adaptation actions, and MRV of support such as climate finance and capacity building.
We deliver expert solutions to governments and agencies through direct technical support as well as through training courses and workshops. Our MRVable Toolkit allows flexibly selecting the services needed for set-up or extension of MRV systems (e.g. readiness assessment, system design) in the areas of MRV needed (e.g. mitigation, adaptation).
Our services and products include:
We can tailor our services to meet your specific needs and circumstances. This includes offering our services in Spanish, French, Portuguese and Arabic where required. Through our close collaboration with funding agencies, we can identify suitable funding options and establish contacts with the appropriate donor organisations.
Examples of our recent experience include:
African Development Bank Together with GIZ and on behalf of the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Buildings, Ricardo Energy & Environment is providing technical support and capacity building to the governments of four developing countries: Chile, Dominican Republic, Ghana and the Philippines.
Design of a draft climate change response monitoring and evaluation system for South Africa
Ricardo Energy & Environment was commissioned by the South African Department of Environmental Affairs, along with Energy Cybernetics in South Africa, to design a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system that can track the impacts and effectiveness of climate change mitigation and adaptation policies in South Africa.
Chilean NAMA MRV Framework
Design of a national MRV framework for NAMAs in Chile, increasing transparency as well as comparability and consistency between MRV approaches for individual NAMAs, achieving improvements in data quality and avoiding double counting.
Overview video of MRV
|Capacity Building for BURs and National MRV systems|
|Ricardo Energy & Environment Knowledge Leaders, Sina Wartmann and John Watterson discuss the application of monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) and its applications.
||Watch our complimentary webinar about setting up sustainable reporting systems, in particular for Biennial Update Reports (BUR) and national MRV systems in developing countries. To watch the webinar please click here