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Brief Report of the 16th Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Inventories in Asia (WGIA16)

July 19, 2018

The Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ) and the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) convened, together with the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change of India, the "16th Workshop on Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventories in Asia (WGIA16)" from July 10 (Tuesday) to 13 (Friday), 2018, in New Delhi, India.
The annual workshops have been held since 2003 in order to support non-Annex I (NAI) Parties in Asia to improve the accuracy of their GHG inventories and to facilitate the enhancement of cooperative relationships 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, and transparency framework under the Paris Agreement were discussed. This workshop has succeeded in enhancing capacity-building on Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) and strengthening the network of Asian countries.
116 participants attended WGIA16 in total, including government and research representatives of 15 member countries (Brunei, 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 IPCC Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (IPCC/TFI), and others.

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