May 2018, Thailand – From 2-4th of May GIZ together with Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management (TGO) held a course development workshop to finalise a regional training course on “MRV for sustainable transport”. MRV stands for “Measuring, Reporting and Verification” and is an approach for monitoring greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It is essential for accurately planning and evaluating actions to mitigate GHG emissions. MRV is also vital for the emission inventories and update reports which countries have to submit to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in regular intervals.
During the three days of training course development, the workshop participants discussed the logical flow of the course content and prepared meaningful exercises and guiding questions to ensure sustainable knowledge transfer. The course development workshop brought together beginners and advanced participants in order to generate feedback from different perspectives. It was facilitated by four training experts from Germany and Thailand and focused on methods, technique and didactic. A previous course development workshop from 17-19th of April had developed the components of the training course modules. The three modules are composed of: 1. Introduction to Transport and Climate Change, 2. Basics of Transport Data and GHG Emissions and 3. Advanced Monitoring of the Transport Policy.
The new training enables training participants to include climate change in the rational for sustainable transport policies; to evaluate statistical systems on their readiness to provide data; and to outline key elements for assessing impacts of mitigation actions. These capabilities are the basics for evidence-based discussions and decision making. The training is tailored to the needs of transport professionals in the ASEAN region which have an interest to quantify the GHG impacts of sustainable transport policies. The new 4.5 day course will offer a lot of variety to participants with interactive presentations, reflection and discussion as well as application of learning through case studies and group work.
The next steps are a pilot training in June and a training for trainers in July. Both events will take place in Bangkok. Subsequently, the training shall be delivered throughout the region.