Tunisia

Capacity Building for GHG Inventories and MRV


Background

Over the past decades, Tunisia’s emissions have been constantly rising, mainly due to increasing energy demand for cooling, industrial processes and transportation. The Tunisian government is aware of this challenge and became a front-runner in the development of NAMAs. This engagement is not only seen as a contribution to the global GHG mitigation effort, but is also considered a strategy towards modernising the national economy. Investments in the public transportation sector furthermore could enhance mobility, health and quality of life in urban areas.

Major part of the costs for the implementation of the NAMAs will be provided from national resources, but Tunisia is also seeking international support.

While a viable system to measure, report and verify the impact of NAMAs is a main prerequisite for obtaining international support, the current lack of technical and institutional capacity for greenhouse gas monitoring and MRV is obstructing the successful implementation of these activities.

In the light of these challenges, GIZ, with the support of BMUB, is developing a robust greenhouse gas inventory for reporting under the UNFCCC as well as an MRV system for the NAMAs in the energy sector.


Project Objective

In the light of these challenges, GIZ, with the support of BMUB, is installing a robust greenhouse gas inventory system for reporting under the UNFCCC as well as an operational MRV system for the NAMAs in the energy sector.


Activities on t-NAMAs / Transport and Climate Change

While the NAMAs in the building and cement sectors were designed for national implementation, a first Transport NAMA is planned in the region of Sfax. This NAMA will be the pilot for future Transport NAMAs in the other cities and urban regions of Tunisia.

For the Transport NAMA in Sfax, GIZ will focus on the development of the NAMA Proposal including a synthesis of technical and socio-economic data towards an exhaustive transport development plan. The NAMA development includes furthermore capacity building of the local authorities and decision makers as well as the installation of an accurate monitoring system based on traffic and emission models adapted to the region’s circumstances.


Further Information

Duration: September 2012 to August 2016

Partners: National Agency for Energy Conservation (ANME), Ministry of Environment, Municipality of Sfax

Further Information: http://www.mitigationpartnership.net/capacity-development-green-house-gas-inventory-and-mrv-tunisia

Website: www.mrv.tn