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Climate change: towards the adoption of a national MRV guide in Burkina

The opening ceremony of the workshop was chaired by Pamoussa Ouedraogo, the Director General of the Green Economy and Climate Change. The main objectives of the workshop were on the one hand, to present the Guide to national stakeholders and to collect their amendments for its improvement.



Thursday, February 25th, 2021, in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, Green Economy and Climate Change, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), organized in the conference room of the Ramada Pearl Hotel in Ouagadougou, the Presentation Workshop of the MRV Guide Document of Burkina Faso.

This workshop is part of the Project Development of a Measurement, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) System for Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Greenhouse Gases in Burkina-Faso. Indeed, GGGI supports Burkina Faso in its response to the requirements of the framework of enhanced transparency of the Paris Climate Agreement (2015), focusing specifically on the MRV of actions. This will involve both mitigation and adaptation actions undertaken by Burkina Faso to achieve the objectives of the Convention, and to provide clarity and monitor progress towards the country’s NDC.

Also, one of the two main objectives of this project is to set up a greenhouse gas data system. A data system that will need to be systematic, integrated and robust in order to strengthen, harmonize and integrate national mitigation policies and objectives so that they are in line with national development priorities.

Therefore, after a first phase of rapid assessment of existing MRV systems and institutional mapping, the current phase of the project consists of the development of the country’s MRV Guide.

After several sessions of collaboration and consultation with the different stakeholders of the MRV system in Burkina Faso, GGGI has developed a document presenting the main guidelines of the MRV system.

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The Burkina Faso MRV guide document

The opening ceremony of the workshop was chaired by Pamoussa Ouedraogo, the Director General of the Green Economy and Climate Change. The main objectives of the workshop were on the one hand, to present the Guide to national stakeholders and to collect their amendments for its improvement.

In his welcome address to the participants, Dr. Mallé FOFANA, Resident Representative of GGGI in Burkina Faso, recalled the context of the development of the Guide. He thanked the Government of Burkina Faso, in particular the main actors in the implementation of the MRV system, namely the Directorate General of Green Economy and Climate Change (DGEVCC), the Permanent Secretariat of the National Council for Sustainable Development (SP/CNDD) and the National Institute of Statistics and Demography (INSD).

After a brief presentation of the MRV project by Galiné Yanon, the Project Coordinator, the outline of the Guide was presented by Mr. Babacar Sarr, the International Consultant who assisted in the development of the Guide. The number and the quality of the interventions that followed the presentation of the Guide demonstrated the great interest that the actors grant to the subject. Thus, the workshop made it possible to exchange on the various stages proposed for the realization of an inventory of greenhouse gases by sector. Thus, the stakeholders concerned were able to formulate recommendations for a better application of the MRV Guide.

GGGI welcomes the fruitful exchanges of the workshop and is committed to take into account the recommendations made by national stakeholders. The next step in the process will be a series of training sessions for key stakeholders on the applicability of the Guide in Greenhouse Gas Inventories.

As a reminder, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is an intergovernmental organization that was created in 2012 at the United Nations Ri0+20 Conference on Sustainable Development to help developing countries and emerging economies achieve sustainable and inclusive economic growth. Since its inception, the organization has made significant progress in becoming one of the leading international organizations supporting green growth policies and investments.

Currently, the Institution has 38 members and implements programs for more than 30 members and partners in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and the Pacific, providing technical support, capacity building, policy planning and implementation, and helping to build a pipeline of bankable green investment projects.

Since Burkina Faso joined the institution in 2018, the Country Office has implemented numerous programs in close collaboration with government entities. This project, which enables the Development of a System for Measuring, Reporting and Verification of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Greenhouse Gases, is financed by Sweden.


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