CGE Webinar series

The series aims to provide a platform for practitioners to focus in-depth on specific methods or tools, across all the themes, namely, greenhouse gas inventory, mitigation, vulnerability and adaptation, and support. The webinar series will focus on:

  • How a country can better implement the current Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) arrangements under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

  • How a country can better showcase its climate action on mitigation and adaptation through national communications and biennial update reports

  • Methodologies used and tools available

Lessons learned and good practices from developing countries.

2018 Webinar Series


Time (CET)
Link to the video
#1 MRV process and cross-cutting issues
  • Introduction to the 2018 CGE webinar series
  • Overview of the MRV process for developing country Parties
  • Explanation of the Institutional Arrangements that are needed for MRV systems
  • Gender mainstreaming for the process of preparing national reports
  • Q&A session
5 April 2018
Presentation (long)
Presentation (short)
link to YouTube video
#2 Introduction to Collect Earth for LULUCF activity data assessment and reporting under UNFCCC
  • Introduction to the functionalities and advantages of Collect Earth
  • Presentation of several study cases of countries reporting activity data to UNFCCC
  • Q&A session.
26 April 2018
Presentation (English)
Presentation (French)
link to YouTube video
#3 Methodology: Monte Carlo approach to uncertainty analyses in forestry and GHG accounting
  • Understand what is Monte Carlo simulation approach
  • Learn the steps to carry out emissions estimates and uncertainty analyses using Monte Carlo approach
  • Discuss applying the Monte Carlo approach to emissions estimates and uncertainty analyses
23 May 2018
Background document available in English and Spanish, here
link to YouTube video
#4 Good practices and lessons learned: National GHG inventory system
  • The challenges and good practices to building sustainable GHG inventory management systems,
  • South Africa’s experience on the building of a GHG inventory management system,
  • And the support offered to developing countries by the UN Environment & UNDP Global Support Programme with respect to GHG inventories management systems,
  • This will be followed by a Question and Answer session.
21 June 2018
Presentation 1
Presentation 2
Presentation 3
link to YouTube video
#5 Geo-information system-based climate change impact and vulnerability assessment
  • Methodology/tool developed for climate change impact/vulnerability assessment (NAGiS; VESTAP);
  • Experiences in setting up institutional arrangements for the design and implementation of the tool;
  • How the impact and vulnerability assessment results have informed the policy making process at national/local levels.
4 July 2018
Presentation 1
Presentation 2
link to YouTube video
#6 Methodology: Estimating the costs of health and adaptation
  • Understand the main linkages between climate change and health as well as it economic dimension.
  • Appraise the policy relevance of health damage and adaptation costs, and how they can be used as arguments for public health prevention
  • Recognize that health adaptation costs may occur in other sectors
  • Learn the steps on estimating

    a) the costs associated with damage to health due to climate change,
    b) the costs for adaptation in various sectors to protect health from climate change an
    c) the efficiency of adaptation measures, i.e. the cost of adaptation versus the expected returns, or averted health costs.
12 July 2018
Background document:
Climate change and health: A tool to estimate health and adaptation costs
link to YouTube video
#7 GHG Baselines and Monitoring in the Transport sector - Alternative fuels incentives, regulation and production.
  • The CGE’s work on MRV and climate action.
  • The Compendium on GHG Baselines and Monitoring: Passenger and Freight Transport.
  • A range of methodologies, projects and policies that displace liquid fossil fuels through the use of cleaner technologies, and infrastructure and regulatory strategies. These are intended to reduce overall GHG emissions in the transport sector.
31 July 2018
link to YouTube video
#8 Reporting information on technology needs in NC/BUR (with a focus on Technology Needs Assessment process).
  • How they went about coordinating the inputs from TNA process to feed into their national reports;
  • Opportunities they saw in coordinating between TNA and MRV processes under the Convention;
  • Challenges they encountered in such coordination and how they overcame them.
31 October 2018
Presentation 1
Presentation 2
Presentation 3
#9 Methodologies for GHG Baselines and Monitoring in the Transport Sector: Shift road freight transport to other modes
14 November 2018
link to YouTube video
#10 Good practices and lessons learned: Reporting information on financial support needed and received in NC/BUR
  • Establishing a sustainable national MRV system;
  • Tracking and monitoring of climate action and financial flow;
  • Linkage between MRV process and advancing climate action and communicating achievements and/or constraints and gaps
15 November 2018
Presentation 1
Presentation 2
#11 Using LEAP  - an integrated, scenario-based modeling tool
  • Learn about how you can use the LEAP tool for tracking GHG emissions and for conducting mitigation assessments. The webinar will cover features of LEAP; important information for potential users and tips for users to get the most  benefit from the software tool.
16 November 2018
Presentation 1
Presentation 2
link to YouTube video