Within the context of climate change mitigation policies, the term “MRV” first appeared in the Bali Action Plan of 2007 (i.e. COP 13) which called for “measurable, reportable, and verifiable nationally appropriate mitigation commitments or actions” and stated they should be “supported and enabled by technology, financing, and capacity-building, in a measurable, reportable, and verifiable manner.” These policies were codified by the United Nations Framework Convention of Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Under the UNFCCC’s Paris Agreement (i.e. COP 21) that entered into force in 2016, it was agreed that all participating countries will provide emissions data and track progress relative to their contributions. MRV systems are an integral aspect of effectively tracking and improving the implementation of mitigation goals and policies under countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).
MRV of GHG emissions includes the estimating, measuring, reporting, and verification of actual emissions over a defined period of time. This type of MRV can be facilitated at the national level, or by organizations.
MRV of mitigation actions includes assessing (ex-ante or ex-post) GHG emissions reductions and/ or sustainable development (non-GHG) effects of policies, initiatives, and actions, along with monitoring their implementation progress. This type of MRV also involves assessing progress towards mitigation goals.
In contrast to the MRV of GHG emissions that measure actual emissions and other non-GHG variables that may result from those actions.
We have adapted and conformed proprietary miniaturized mass spectrometry instrumentation to comply with supranational objectives, multilateral initiatives, and best international practices as they pertain to MRV.
This ensures that the stakeholders whom we serve are capable of satisfying institutional arrangements, operating robust data management systems, and building capacities.