On 19 October 2018, the Thailand Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (RAC NAMA) Project, which is implemented by the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP) and the Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE), held a training “MRV Tool Training for RAC NAMA Project” at VIE Hotel Bangkok.
Government officials from project implementing partners including the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP), the Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE), the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) and the Department of Industrial Works (DIW), attended the training.
Dr. Phirun Saiyasitpanich, Director of Climate Change Management and Coordination Division, Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP), gave the opening speech stating that the Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) of greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation is crucial for the sector-wide transition of Thailand.
Technical experts from HEAT GmbH led the training, starting off with an introduction to MRV of RAC NAMA Project which included an overview of the RAC sector, emission scenarios and the calculations used, MRV for project interventions and for RAC NAMA project interventions.
This session was followed by a demonstration of the usage of the MRV tool and an exercise for the participants for a better understanding of how the tool operates.
In the last session of questions and feedback, technical experts clarified input parameters and different baselines for different reporting needs. Participants discussed the baselines, compared results for the different cases, and gave feedback on advantages, disadvantages and limitations of the tool.
In order to address Thailand’s energy and climate change challenges, policy makers are the key stakeholders and part of their role is to establish a proper MRV system.
The RAC NAMA Project has developed a project-based MRV tool & system to monitor project implementation. The MRV Working Group acts as sharing platform and monitors emission scenarios and policy measures of the RAC sector within the national and international climate action framework.
For more information, please visit www.racnama.org