National greenhouse gas inventory capacity building
Developing greenhouse gas inventories is an essential first step toward managing emissions. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) assists developing countries to improve their capacity to estimate and track their greenhouse gas emissions.
A complete and transparent national greenhouse gas inventory is an essential tool for understanding emissions and trends, projecting future emissions and identifying sectors for cost-effective emission reduction opportunities. A national inventory is also a core element of National Communication reports to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
EPA has developed a capacity-building framework designed to help countries build sustainable greenhouse gas inventory management systems, and also provides technical support for developing greenhouse gas emission and sink estimates for agriculture, forestry, and other sectors.
Through this capacity-building program, EPA is partnering with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the UNFCCC, and other partners and donors to provide technical assistance to various regions and countries. Current activities are with country partners in Southeast Asia and Eastern and Southern Africa.
For more information read the program factsheet.