UNFCCC Quality assurance (QA) process

Country Grouping
Least Developed Countries (LDCs)
Expertise Level
Resource Type
Technical Support
Developer or Source
UN Climate Change secretariat, UN Environment, and the Commonwealth Secretariat

Providing efficient and innovative technical support on the development of national greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories to developing countries for an effective implementation of the measurement, reporting and verification system and the enhanced transparency framework under the Paris Agreement.

The GHG Support Unit of the Transparency Division performs the following main functions aimed at assisting developing countries:

Supporting, through in-country quality assurance (QA) activities and regional training workshops, the establishment and maintenance of sustainable national GHG inventory management systems in developing countries;
Building, through regional training workshops and online training and certification programme, the technical capacity of developing countries' national experts on GHG inventory related issues; Facilitating the submission by developing countries of high-quality national GHG inventory reports that meet the reporting requirements under the Convention and the Paris Agreement.
The GHG Support Unit is implementing many evolving capacity-building activities under a funding project entitled “Strengthening the capacity of developing countries to prepare and manage national greenhouse gas inventories as a basis for effective Enhanced Transparency Framework under the Paris Agreement”. The project is mostly funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, and aims to assist developing countries to develop and maintain sustainable national GHG inventory management systems and apply the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (2006 IPCC Guidelines), including in direct response to requests for assistance received from developing countries.