Training of Turkmen specialists on greenhouse gas inventory and reporting rules under the Paris Agreement
24 June 2022
- UN ESCAP and the Institute of Global Climate and Ecology named after Academician Yu.A. Israel (IGCE) supported by the UN Resident Coordinator office in Turkmenistan held online training on greenhouse gas inventory and reporting rules under the Paris Agreement for specialists of Turkmenistan during June 21-24, 2022.
The international experts presented the methodological tool for calculations and reporting by countries. This guidance is in line with the decisions adopted by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Guidelines of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC 2006), mandatory for the preparation of national inventories by Parties.
The training was designed for the participation of technical experts from Turkmenistan who are involved in the development of the national inventory of greenhouse gas emissions and for specialists developing national emission monitoring, reporting and verification systems.
The methodological guide of the training facilitates the search for information, the selection of appropriate approaches and the preparation of reports on five sectors including energy, industrial processes and product use, agriculture, land use and forestry and waste. Additionally, attention was focused on the difficulties that arise in the course of calculations for a particular category, the most common errors, and typical comments from inspectors.
The participants represented the State Committee of Turkmenistan on Statistics, State concern "Turkmengas", State concern "Turkmenneft", Ministry of Energy of Turkmenistan, Ministry of Industry and Construction Production of Turkmenistan, Ministry of Construction and Architecture of Turkmenistan, Ministry of Textile Industry of Turkmenistan, State concern "Turkmenhimiya", Agency "Turkmenavtoulaglary", Agency "Turkmenhowayollary", State Committee of Turkmenistan for Water Management, Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan and Khyakimlik of the city of Ashgabat.
The Glasgow Climate Pact, adopted at the UN Climate Change Conference in November 2021 (COP26), recognizes that “limiting global warming to 1.5°C requires rapid, deep and sustainable reductions in global greenhouse gas emissions, including reductions in global emissions carbon dioxide by 45% by 2030 compared to 2010 levels, and achieve carbon neutrality by about mid-century, as well as significant reductions in other greenhouse gases”.