With high participation, Pacific Alliance Technical Subgroup on Measurement, Reporting, and Verification (SGT-MRV) held the fourth technical workshop on Art. 6 of the Paris Agreement

May 10, 2023.- As part of the work of the Pacific Alliance MRV Technical Subgroup (SGT-MRV) and with the technical support of the Gold Standard and financial support from Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), this May 10, 2023, the fourth and last session of the first series of technical workshops on the implementation of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement was held. This session was also open to the participation of the MRV Community of Practice and brought together close to 90 attendees from the public and private sectors from Latin America and other regions.

The presentation of the contents was in charge of Hugh Salway, Head of Markets and Alliances of Gold Standard. The main objective of the workshop was to review and reinforce the three key elements addressed in the previous technical sessions with the delegates of the Pacific Alliance countries. Specifically about:

  1. International Transfer Mitigation Results Authorization (ITMO)
  2. Appropriate settings, and
  3. Registry and registry interoperability

The complete material of each session is available under the heading workshops in the SGT-MRV section on the official website of the Pacific Alliance: https://alianzapacifico.net/grupotecnico-medio-ambiente/

The session included welcoming remarks by Berioska Quispe, Director of Greenhouse Gas Mitigation of the Ministry of the Environment of Peru, who highlighted the importance of opening discussions on the implementation of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement in the region, as well as to share experiences and advances with other jurisdictions. He also highlighted Peru’s progress with the pre-publication of the regulation for the National Registry of Mitigations (RENAMI) of Peru, which is in the process of addressing the suggestions of the public consultation to which it was recently submitted. Along the same lines, he indicated that the operationalization of the bilateral agreement signed between Peru and Switzerland in the exploration of Article 6 mechanisms is under internal discussion.

Finally, it should be noted that the SGT-MRV coordination invited the participants to join the MRV Community of Practice through the LinkedIn group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12483716/ and stated the purpose of join efforts to move towards a ‘MRV Collaborative Laboratory’. At the end of the day, about 30 people joined to make a total of 160 members.