USAID LEAD Winter Institute on the 2006 IPCC Guidelines

Winter Institute

The Winter Institute, a two week training on the 2006 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, will start on February 29, 2016.

The two-week course will be suitable for national greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory coordinators, sector leads, and other staff involved in estimating national GHG emissions and removals, who wish to enhance their ability to contribute to their countries’ national GHG inventories by mastering the 2006 IPCC Guidelines. Developing a GHG inventory is an essential step in managing emissions. A complete and transparent national GHG inventory explains emissions and trends, helps project future emissions, and identifies sectors for cost-effective emission reduction opportunities.

In the first week, participants will take a course on Volume 1 of the 2006 IPCC Guidelines. Literature describing the course in detail is available from the GHG Management Institute website at http://ipcc-introduction-to-cross-cutting-issues/. In the second week, participants will divide themselves according to their sectors of expertise and responsibility into five classrooms, and take an advanced course on either the Agriculture, Energy, Forestry, IPPU, or Waste sector Guidelines. Literature describing a sample advanced course (namely, Waste) is available from the GHG Management Institute website at http://ipcc-waste/.

The course is offered by the USAID Low Emissions Asian Development Program.