Brief Report of the 19th Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Inventories in Asia(WGIA19)
July 19th, 2022
The Ministry of the Environment (MOE), Japan, and the National Institute for Environmental Studies convened the “19th Workshop on Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventories in Asia (WGIA19)” from July 7th to July 13th, 2022 online.
Annual workshops have been held since 2003 in order to support Asian countries 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. Also, various themes related to the latest inventories submitted by the developing countries in their National Communications and Biennial Update Reports, new reporting formats and tools under the Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) of the Paris Agreement, and cross-cutting guidance for reporting under the ETF were discussed. This workshop has succeeded in enhancing capacity for transparency and strengthening the network of Asian countries.
Approximately 110 participants attended WGIA19 in total, including government and research representatives of 16 member countries (Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam), in addition to representatives of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (IPCC TFI), the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), and others.
Ministry of the Environment, Japan
Godochosha No.5, 1-2-2 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8975, Japan
Office of Director for International Cooperation for Transition to Decarbonization and Sustainable Infrastructure, Global Environmental Bureau
E-mail: chikyu-kyoryoku (please append "@env.go.jp" to complete the e-mail address)
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Decarbonized Society Promotion Office, Global Environmental Bureau
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Greenhouse Gas Inventory Office of Japan, Center for Global Environmental Research, Earth System Division, National Institute for Environmental Studies
16-2 Onogawa, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8506, Japan
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