Project Activities

PROJECT ACTIVITIES

Brief explanations regarding completed, ongoing and planned activities within the framework of the overarching project goal “the provision of the necessary prerequisites for monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of greenhouse gas emissions in Türkiye” based on harmonisation to international standards and successful implementation of National Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulation are listed below:

1. DEVELOPMENT of an INSTALLATION BASED "ONLINE DATA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM"

An installation based online data management system has been developed within the scope of the MRV legislation. Greenhouse gas emissions are being monitored via Environmental Information System. Within this context installations are able to manage their monitoring plans and reports electronically, and the system facilitates MoEUCC’s evaluation process. Also work on technical infrastructure and capacity development for the system’s efficient operation within MoEUCC is being conducted.

Within this framework an online greenhouse gas monitoring and reporting system for submitting monitoring plans to the MoEUCC has been established and the system is being further developed (http://mrv.cevre.gov.tr/).

2. PREPARATION of GUIDELINES and TEMPLATES

All required documents such as monitoring template, annual emission report template, monitoring guideline, reporting guideline, sector examples, uncertainty guideline have been prepared for stakeholders so that they can conduct their work standardized and smoothly. You can reach these documents via the menu given on the right side. 

3. TRAINING and CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES for STAKEHOLDERS

One of the main components of the Project is to enable involved actors to implement GHG emission monitoring, reporting and verification processes. Within this framework capacity development is aimed for MoEUCC staff, installation operators responsible of monitoring and reporting, verifiers and other stakeholders, and training events are organized for each sector and stakeholder. 

You can reach the presentations of sector trainings on monitoring and reporting organized within the Project by clicking here.

Also training events by German experts for MoEUCC staff and other stakeholders on requested topics such as reporting and verification are being conducted. Workshops are being organized for regular information exchange.

Work towards establishment of a “Training Centre” has started within the framework of the project. The target is that this Training Centre, which will continue providing service after the project, will respond to any training and information requests from the sectors regarding GHG emissions. Thus it is aimed that training and technical support for the sector and consultant companies will gain a sustainable structure through this Training Centre also after the Project.

4. STUDY on FURTHER LEGISLATIVE REQUIREMENTS

Necessary analyses on policy development, and identification of additional legislative requirements are conducted continuously.

5. DISSEMINATION of EXPERIENCE on DEVELOPING an MRV SYSTEM TO OTHER COUNTRIES 

An International Summer School on “The Implementation and Enhancement of MRV System for GHGs and ETS” which hosted experts from public institutions and organizations who work on greenhouse gas emissions and relevant topics from Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Morocco, South Africa, Iran, Turkish Republic Northern Cyprus, Pakistan, Tunisia and Ukraine has been realized in ─░zmir between 26th of September and 1st of October 2016.The Summer School aimed to link the domestic work of MRV practitioners with international experts and allow representatives from developing and developed countries to exchange experiences and elaborate on their own approaches.

6. MRV PREREQUISITES ARE ESTABLISHED for ONE ADDITIONAL SECTOR (AVIATION) in a TECHNICAL SENSE as well as with regard to the CAPACITIES OF INVOLVED ACTORS

The aviation sector has been integrated into the existing successful MRV system. Experience exchange on MRV in the aviation sector has been initiated in a study tour to Berlin in April 2019 with relevant actors, such as the German Emissions Trading Authority (DEHSt). Capacities of all actors involved have been enhanced, as well as the Data Management System (DMS) in order to feature the new sector.

7. TURKISH MRV ACTORS FULFILL EU ETS REQUIREMENTS

The quality of emissions data has been enhanced. For this purpose, a gap analysis has been conducted. Experience exchange has been initiated with other relevant countries and the topic was also part of the study tour to Berlin in April 2019.

8. DEVELOPMENT of BENCHMARKS for POTENTIAL ETS SECTORS

Benchmarking allows installations to compare their GHG emissions with those of other installations in order to improve their own performance. Benchmark suggestions for two sectors have been established by MoEUCC.

9. EXPANSION OF THE MRV SYSTEM FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF AN ETS BASED ON GRANDFATHERING WITH MEASURES FOR CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT 

This new component supports the implementation of the EU ETS by adapting the data management system, taking into account European experiences. The technical infrastructure of the data management system will be updated to accommodate historical emissions data provided by the data management system established under the project (grandfathering approach). The work will be supported by the capacity development measures for the MoEUCC regarding the application of grandfathering and the operation of the data management system with historical emissions data collected with the existing version of the data management system.