Vital Signs To Commence Capacity Building Support for Rwanda on Tracking and Reporting Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  • September 9, 2019
  • Posted by: ajamah

The Vital Signs program is set to begin implementation of a Global Environment Facility (GEF)-funded project to strengthen Rwanda’s institutional and technical capacity to track and report its progress in reducing Greenhouse Gases (GHG) emissions in line with its Paris Agreement commitments.

The project, implemented under the Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT), was approved on August 7, 2019 and will be executed in partnership with the Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA). Its key outcomes will be:

  1. Inventory for GHG emissions enhanced and quality and quantity of data improved through improved collaboration between Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) and sector-based institutions on the GHG emissions inventory.
  2. Capacity of stakeholders strengthened on data collection and processing protocols; and procurement of state-of-the art equipment and tools.
  3. Fully developed data collection, integration and sharing platform for use by stakeholders.

The CBIT project is in response to Rwanda Government desire to build its national capacity to meet the Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) of the Paris Agreement. The project will contribute to other ongoing initiatives that support the Paris Agreement ambitions as set out in the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

The project implementation is set to commence in September 2019. This will involve hands on training for sectors to develop their Sector Inventory Reports, these will estimate GHG emissions and removals by sectors. The sectors are energy; industrial processes and product use; agriculture, forestry and other land use (AFOLU) and waste.  The sector inventories will lead to a national Green House Gas Inventory (GHGI) reports. Vital Signs is doing similar work in 7 other countries.

For more information contact; Victor Esendi

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