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Inventory Review Training
 

1.  Training programme for review experts for the technical review of greenhouse gas inventories of Parties included in Annex I to the Convention

Decision pdf-icon 14/CP.20 requests the secretariat to implement the training programme for review experts for the technical review of GHG inventories of Annex I Parties reported under the Convention, including the examination of experts, and to give priority to organizing an annual training seminar for the basic course. The training programme for new review experts, comprising both technical and skill-building courses, is to be implemented from 2015 onwards and is offered on-line.

New review experts of GHG inventories with relevant GHG inventory experience, who have been nominated to the roster of experts by their national focal point on behalf of their government, must complete the training programme and successfully pass examinations before they can be invited to participate in an GHG inventory review. In selecting experts for the on-line courses facilitated by instructors, the secretariat gives priority to GHG inventory experts from Parties, in particular non-Annex I Parties, which do not have experts participating in the review process.

The mandatory Basic Course of the 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 Reporting and Review Process and General IPCC Inventory Guidance;
  2. Energy: (Fuel Combustion and Fugitive Emissions);
  3. Industrial Processes and Product Use;
  4. Agriculture;
  5. Land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF);
  6. Waste.

In addition the following optional courses are part of the training programme:

  1. Course on Review of complex models and higher tier methods, which covers specific aspects of the review of emission estimations performed using complex models and higher-tier methods (tier 3 methods);
  2. Course on  Improving communication and facilitating consensus in expert review teams, which covers cross-cultural communication and conflict avoidance among experts.

The training programme also consists of annual refresher seminars for experienced GHG inventory review experts on specific and complex aspects of the review of emission estimates and supplementary information, which are offered in conjunction with the meetings of lead reviewers for the technical review of GHG inventories.  

Please note that the training programme is only available to experts nominated to the roster of experts by their national focal points. More details and information on the courses of the 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

 

3.  Training programme for review experts for the technical review of biennial reports and national communications of Parties included in Annex I to the Convention

Decision pdf-icon 15/CP.20 requests the secretariat to implement the training programme for review experts for the technical review of biennial reports and national communications of Annex I Parties, including the examination of experts. The training programme for review experts is to be implemented from 2015 onwards and is offered on-line.

Review experts with relevant experience on biennial reports and national communications matters, who have been nominated to the roster of experts by their national focal point on behalf of their government, must complete the training programme and successfully pass examinations before they can be invited to participate in a review of national communications and/or biennial reports.


The training programme covers technical aspects of the review of biennial reports and national communications and covers specific requirements for their reviews. It consists of four courses:

1. General and cross-cutting aspects of the review of national communications and biennial   reports;
2. Technical review of targets and of policies and measures, their effects and their contribution to achieving those targets;
3. Technical review of greenhouse gas emissions, emission trends, projections and the total effect of policies and measures;
4. Technical review of the provision of financial support, technology transfer and capacity-building.

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

For any questions please contact: ghgtraining@unfccc.int

 

Roster of experts

The UNFCCC Roster of Experts contains information on experts, who are nominated by their respective Governments through the National Focal Points of the Parties under the UNFCCC, to contribute to a number of processes mandated by the COP, the CMP and the subsidiary bodies. These processes, among others, include the reviews of annual submissions of GHG inventories and supplementary information under the Kyoto Protocol submitted by Annex I Parties, reviews of national communications and biennial reports submitted by Annex I Parties.

For any questions please contact: Roster@unfccc.int

 

Upcoming Inventory Review Training

Review experts of greenhouse gas inventories
- Online period: 
   - To be announced

-  Training Seminar:
    - To be announced

 
Review experts of information under the Kyoto Protocol
- Online period:
     - To be announced
-  Online examinations:
     - To be announced

 

Review experts of biennial reports and national communications
- Online period:
     - To be announced
- Online examinations:
     - To be announced

 


1. Details of the training programme for review experts of GHG inventories


2. Details of the training programme for review experts of information under the Kyoto Protocol

 

3. Details of the training programme for review experts of biennial reports and national communications

4. Refresher Seminars