Understanding past trends and current status: a case of GHG inventory capacity building in Asia

Event: UNFCCC SB50 Side Event, "Capacity-building for enhanced transparency"
Date: June 20, 2019, Bonn, Germany

Capacity building is essential to drive climate transparency. To discuss future capacity building strategies, it is important to understand the past trend and current status of capacity building efforts. This presentation offers two research analyses on the trend of capacity building with an example of GHG inventory development in Asia. Key messaged included: building basic statistical and scientific capacity is key for improving the overall capacity; the 8-year experience of intensively implementing capacity building support, especially for institutional capacity building, was outstanding for a country with higher capacity, like Viet Nam; and routinely monitor capacity building efforts and evaluate outcomes can facilitate directing resources where needs are high and expand effective capacity building approaches.