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Climate change authority hosts workshop

The Brunei Climate Change Secretariat (BCCS) hosted a workshop on quality assurance of the national greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory management system and national greenhouse gas inventories of Brunei Darussalam, organised by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat.

The workshop took place from August 20-25 at the Radisson Hotel in the capital.

The quality assurance workshop was jointly facilitated by the UNFCCC Secretariat’s experts and consultants, with Team Leader of the GHG Support Unit from the Transparency Division of the UNFCCC Secretariat Dominique Revet, Ana Pejovic, Sergey Shmarin and Iordarnis Tzamtzis providing valuable insights into the workshop.

The objective of the workshop was to examine the effectiveness of the current GHG inventory management system of Brunei when applying the 2006 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Guidelines for national GHG inventories that will serve as a basis for effective implementation of the Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) under the Paris Agreement. Additionally, this workshop intends to strengthen the national GHG inventory team’s capabilities and to lay the groundwork for future GHG inventory improvements, particularly ahead of the mandatory national submission to the UNFCCC by 2024, ie, the Sultanate’s first Biennial Transparency Report (BTR).

The workshop brought together 50 stakeholders consisting of decision-makers, and experts, from both the government, non-government sectors and higher educational institutions.

Group photo of the attendees. PHOTO:BCCS