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Inventory Review Training
 

1.  Updated training programme for greenhouse gas inventory review experts for the technical review of greenhouse gas inventories from Parties included in Annex I to the Convention

Decision pdf-icon 10/CP.15 requests the secretariat to develop and implement the updated training programme, comprising both technical and skill-building courses, for new members of expert review teams for implementation in 2009 and beyond. New GHG inventory experts, who have been nominated to the roster of experts by their national focal point on behalf of their government, must complete the training and successfully pass examinations before they can be invited to participate in an inventory review. In selecting experts for the courses facilitated by instructors, the secretariat gives priority to GHG inventory experts from Parties, in particular non-Annex I Parties, that have not previously participated in the review process.

The Basic Course of the updated training programme covers technical aspects of the review of GHG inventories under the Convention. It consists of seven modules, including a general module and six individual modules on the review of individual IPCC sectors:

  1. Overview of UNFCCC Review Process and General IPCC Inventory Guidance;
  2. Energy: Fuel Combustion and Fugitive Emissions (to be studied together);
  3. Industrial Processes;
  4. Agriculture;
  5. Land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF);
  6. Waste.

The secretariat has also developed the optional course on "Improving communication and facilitating consensus in expert review teams", which covers cross-cultural communication and conflict avoidance among experts.

The secretariat offers since June 2012 a new course on review of complex models and higher tier methods and is implementing from 2010 annual refresher seminars for experienced GHG inventory review experts on specific and complex aspects of the review of emission estimates.

Please note that the review training courses are only available to experts nominated to the roster of experts by their national focal points. More details and information about accessing the courses of the updated training programme are provided through the link on the top right box. 

For questions please contact :  ghgtraining@unfccc.int

2.  Updated training programme for members of expert review teams participating in annual reviews under Article 8 of the Kyoto Protocol

Decision pdf-icon 8/CMP.5 requests the secretariat to develop and implement the updated training programme for members of expert review teams participating in annual reviews in accordance with the guidelines under Article 8 of the Kyoto Protocol, including the examination of experts.

Access to this training programme is limited to experienced reviewers and reviewers who have successfully completed the basic course described above.  All experts must complete this training and successfully pass examinations before they can be invited to participate in reviews of annual submissions of Kyoto Protocol Parties.

This training programme is designed to specifically address the requirements for reviews of information submitted under Article 7 of the Kyoto Protocol.  It consists of the following five modules:

A.  National Systems
B.  Application of adjustments
C.  Modalities for the accounting of assigned amounts under Article 7.4
D.  Review of national registries and information on assigned amounts
E.  Review of activities under Article 3, paragraphs 3 and 4 of the Kyoto Protocol 

More details and information about accessing these courses are provided through the link on the top right box.

For questions please contact :  ghgtraining@unfccc.int

Roster of experts

The UNFCCC Roster of Experts contains information on experts in the areas of greenhouse gas inventory reviews, reviews of information on Article 7 of the Kyoto Protocol, in-depth reviews of national communications from Annex I Parties and technology transfer.  These experts have been nominated by their Party's National Focal Point.



 

 
Upcoming Inventory Review Training

Convention courses
- Online period: 
   - To be announced

-  Training Seminar:
    - To be announced
  

Review of complex models and higher tier methods:
Open from 4 June 2012


Kyoto Protocol courses
- Online period:
    to be announced
-  Online examinations:
    to be announced


1. Basic Course
2. Training course for review under the Kyoto Protocol