Handbook on Measurement, Reporting and Verification for developing country Parties

The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a handbook outlining the key concepts, elements and requirements of the international climate change measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) framework. The handbook is intended to help developing countries efficiently and effectively implement the MRV framework. Under the UNFCCC, all parties are expected to communicate actions they are undertaking to implement the Convention, which allows the Conference of the Parties (COP) to assess progress toward meeting the Convention's goals. To this end, the 'Handbook on Measurement, Reporting and Verification for Developing Country Parties' assists national-level experts, practitioners and other stakeholders in understanding the relevant components of national communications (NCs), Biennial Update Reports (BURs) and International Consultation and Analysis (ICA). The Handbook also provides an overview of the historical development of the international MRV framework and guides countries to sources of financial and technical support for the MRV process. In addition, it contains sections on national MRV frameworks, domestic MRV of domestically-supported Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and MRV for REDD+ activities.