Kenya’s Integrated MRV Tool
Integrating Monitoring, Reporting and Verification with ETF and SDGs
Integrated Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) Tool
Progress and experience on implementation of integrated Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) Tool for climate actions for domestic and international requirements within the Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) for climate actions and support under the Paris Agreement (PA) and Susutainable Development Goals (SDGs).
- First of Its kind initiative to integrate most of the domestic and international climate action monitoring, tracking and reporting requirements of developing countries, SIDS and LDCs.
- An initiative to engage and align all Government agencies, Development partners, MDIs and NGOs
towards evidence-based decisions and data insights reporting.
- Customizable to adapted country specific tracking, monitoring and reporting of data most critical to them.
- Fully customizable cloud-based open source dashboard; customizable reporting table formats,
exported to excel and PDF.
- Extended to integrate with existing or new Domestic/Regional/International Market based
mechanisms (MBMs) and Result Based Framework.
The Paris Agreement, adopted in December 2015, sets out a
global action plan that puts the world on track to avoid dangerous
climate change by limiting global warming to well below 2°C and
pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above
pre-industrial levels, recognizing that this would significantly
reduce the risks and impacts of climate change.
It refers to NDC ‘Nationally Determined Contributions’ that each
individual country should make to achieve the worldwide goal set
to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG’s). As part of
this Agreement, all countries agreed to an enhanced
transparency framework (ETF) for action and support (Article
13), with built-in flexibility which considers Parties’ different
capacities and builds upon collective experience.
The purpose of Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV)
framework for transparency of actions under the Paris is to
provide a clear understanding of climate change action in light of
the objective of Article 2 of the Convention, including clarity and
tracking of progress towards achieving Parties’ individual
nationally determined contributions, and Parties’ adaptation
actions, including good practices, priorities, needs and gaps, to inform the global stock take under Article 14 of
the Paris Agreement.
The enhanced transparency framework demands substantial and immediate progress in countries’
domestic monitoring reporting and verification (MRV) systems and strategic de-carbonization planning.
The Integrated Measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) Tool bring consistency and enhance accuracy and transparency in reporting national and sectoral level GHG emissions through standardized and optimized calculations that avoid double counting and promote quality management.
The NDC Action tracking module fulfills most of the climate related monitoring and reporting requirements of developing countries those are face challenges in establishing and operating MRV systems due to
insufficient and inadequate technical capacity and financial resources.