Capacity building for greenhouse gases inventory development in Asia Pacific developing countries: final report
Developing countries are particularly vulnerable to the adverse impacts and threats of climate change. To help prioritise countermeasures against those impacts and threats, greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories that can provide an accurate knowledge of GHG emission/removal trends are critically important. In Asia, it is known that the country-specific information for emission/removal factors and activity data, which are essential to prepare reliable GHG inventories, is not readily available. Moreover, although the degree of development of inventories varies widely, forums for neighbouring countries to share information and experiences related to GHG inventory development have not been established enough. The ultimate goal of this project was to clarify the methodology for effectively improving inventories of countries in the Asia region and enhance the regional contribution to the relevant international efforts. Pilot studies were implemented in Cambodia and Thailand to demonstrate the comprehensive and source-specific approaches to improve inventories. The former identified the priority areas of inventories for improvement by primarily studying the entire aspects of them. The latter adopted measures to improve the inventories of particular source categories, given speciality available. In addition to implementing the pilot studies, the progress and outcomes of the studies were shared in annual regional workshops.
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