The Capacity Building Workshop CDM Standardized Baselines: opportunities to experience simplified tools for MRV was supported by the Environmental Protection Agency of Sierra Leone, the UNDP/UNEP Global Support Programme (GSP), the UNFCCC Regional Collaboration Centre of Lome (RCC), and the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE).
The objective of the capacity building workshop was to prepare the ground for the development and submission of standardized baselines for Sierra Leone, particularly in the energy sector, and to provide advice and guidance on:
Methodological and procedural aspects of the development of CDM standardized baselines in the energy sector;
The MRV concept and the reporting requirements under the UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement;
The setting up of solid and sustainable institutional arrangements for MRV;
The elements for road-testing processes for data collection, processing, compilation and reporting in specific sectors, as component of a broader national MRV system.
The workshop will seek to accomplish the following results and outputs:
The international MRV framework and related provisions in the Paris Agreement as well as latest developments are better understood, including the integration between National Communications (NCs), Biennial Update Reports (BURs) and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs);
The challenges and barriers for establishing/improving a national MRV system in Sierra Leone are identified;
A mapping of national entities in charge of data management in the energy sector, including – where applicable – name of focal points is drafted;
Protocols for data collection, processing, compilation and reporting are reviewed;
A Workplan for the development of the SBs for the grid emission factor of the national grid of Sierra Leone, including a clear distribution of roles and responsibilities is elaborated.