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Mitigation assessments

This training package, containing PowerPoint presentations and notes, a handbook and reference materials, is designed to facilitate the preparation of mitigation assessments.

Societies can respond to climate change by reducing GHG emissions and enhancing sinks and reservoirs. The capacity to do so depends on socio-economic and environmental circumstances and the availability of information and technology. To this end, a wide variety of policies and instruments are available to governments to create the incentives for mitigation action. Mitigation is essential to meet the UNFCCC’s objective of stabilizing GHG concentrations in the atmosphere.

Mitigation assessments are a component of the national communications by non-Annex I teams based on UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) guidelines contained in the annex to decision 17/CP.8.

The training materials include the following presentations:

a) Role of mitigation assessments within the UNFCCC including, the basic concepts, the primary steps and technical methods involved in carrying out mitigation assessments;
b) Practical application of the commonly used methods and tools together with their advantages, limitations, data and technical requirements in each sector;
c) Determining the costs of implementing mitigation options;
d) Integration of mitigation activities into sustainable development programs;
e) Reporting of information by sector, in the national communications.

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