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Brief Report of the 11th Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Inventories in Asia (WGIA11)

July 9, 2013

The Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MoEJ) and the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) convened the 11th Workshop on Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventories in Asia (WGIA11) from July 5 (Friday) to 7 (Sunday), 2013, in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture. The annual workshops have been held since 2003 in order to facilitate the enhancement of cooperative relationships towards improvement in the accuracy of national GHG inventories in the Asian region and to support non-Annex I (NAI) Parties in Asia to develop and improve their GHG inventories.

Over 110 participants attended WGIA11 in total, including government and research representatives of fourteen countries (Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Lao P.D.R., Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam), in addition to representatives of the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Technical Support Unit of the IPCC Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (IPCC/TFI/TSU), the Regional Capacity Building Project for Sustainable National Greenhouse Gas Inventory Management Systems in Southeast Asia (SEA GHG Project), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education of the Australian Government (DIICSRTE).

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