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Brief Report of the 15th Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Inventories in Asia(WGIA15)

July 20, 2017

The Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ) and the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) convened, together with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation of Myanmar, the "15th Workshop on Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventories in Asia (WGIA15)" from July 11 (Tuesday) to 13 (Thursday), 2017, in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.

The annual workshops have been held since 2003 in order to support non-Annex I (NAI) Parties in Asia to develop and improve their GHG inventories and to facilitate the enhancement of cooperative relationships towards improvement in the accuracy of national GHG inventories in the Asian region.

In this workshop, Mutual Learning sessions on GHG inventories were conducted, and various themes related to Biennial Update Reports (BURs), which are to be submitted by NAI Parties every two years, based on their International Consultation and Analysis (ICA) were discussed. This workshop has succeeded in enhancing capacity-building on Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) and strengthening the network of Asian countries.

120 participants attended WGIA15 in total, including government and research representatives of fourteen countries (Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Lao P.D.R., Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam), in addition to representatives of Technical Support Unit of the IPCC Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (IPCC/TFI/TSU), the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and others.

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