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 Turkey” 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 MoEU’s evaluation process. Also work on technical infrastructure and capacity development for the system’s efficient operation within MoEU is being conducted.
Within this framework an online greenhouse gas monitoring and reporting system for submitting monitoring plans to the MoEU 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 MoEU staff, installation operators responsible of monitoring and reporting, verifiers and other stakeholders, and training events are organized for each sector and stakeholder.
Also training events by German experts for MoEU 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.
Please check Project Activities document below to get basic information about the completed activities and further planned activities as of November 2016.
5. DISSEMINATION of EXPERİENCE 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 İzmir 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 will be 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 will be 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 will be enhanced. For this purpose, a gap analysis will be 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 will be established by MoEU.