Daniel Bongardt (GIZ), Jürg Füssler (INFRAS, lead author), John German (ICCT), Sudhir Gotha, Jürg Grütter (Grütter Consult), Martin Herren (INFRAS), Chuck Kooshian (CCAP), Hilda Martinez (WRI / CTS-Embarq Mexico), Victoria Novikova (UNFCCC), Martin Schmied (Umweltbundesamt), Sudhir Sharma (RISOE, lead author), Marion Vieweg (Current Future) (2016)

How to assess the impact of a transport based mitigation efforts? Where to find good measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) practices and what requirements must be met in terms of data collection? The newly published Reference Document on MRV in the transport sector gives advice on good MRV practices and on how to develop comprehensive and consistent national systems for MRV of transport related emissions.  Therefore, it addresses especially policy makers in developing countries and developers of National Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in transport systems. It further explains approaches and key parameters for transport sector related MRV. In the light of COP21 and the highly relevant national determined contributions (former INDCs) this publication may foster successful implementation and inform on major challenges and opportunities in mitigating emissions in the transport sector.

Neelam Singh, Marion Vieweg (2015).

WRI Working Paper.

Implementation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions mitigation policies and actions can be enhanced through the use of indicators as part of regular monitoring. Indicators are specific, measurable metrics to demonstrate progress that occurs as a result of policy implementation.

This working paper provides guidance for developing indicators that can assist policymakers and other stakeholders seeking to enhance the implementation of climate mitigation policies.

The paper outlines three steps in developing indicators for monitoring performance:

  • Formulating a list of possible indicators
  • Selecting indicators to monitor performance
  • Collecting and monitoring data

Marion Vieweg, Anja Esch, Linde Grießhaber, Frances Fuller, Florian Mersmann, Felix Fallasch, Laetitia de Marez (2012)

The goal of the project was to identify lessons learned from the German experience with Fast Start Finance, an initiative which provided financial support for climate protection and mitigation measures in developing countries in the period 2010-2012.

Based on these lessons, it will make recommendations for long-term finance. The project will support the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) in the evaluation of the German Fast Start engagement with a view to deliver input for the ongoing negotiations on finance under the UNFCCC. The study is organized around three work packages as follows:

The first work package provides a statistical analysis of the German FSF project portfolio. Detailed assessments are provided according to selected criteria that are of relevance in the UNFCCC process;

The second work package introduces a recipient country perspective on Germany’s FSF. Through semi-structured interviews an assessment of in-country communication and implementation processes is provided. 10 case studies support the analysis of the effectiveness of Germany’s FSF. Consideration of national strategies and priorities as well as country involvement in project formulation are analysed;

The third work package examines potential special characteristics of German FSF and the communication of these issues. This work package explores how the use of innovative sources of finance has affected Germany’s delivery of FSF, communication about the initiative, and the development of a coherent climate finance policy for scaling up climate finance by 2020.