Climate and Energy / Market Mechanisms

Workshop on the Mitigation Action Assessment Protocol
Supporting the Development of Robust and Comparable Mitigation Actions

The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and Department of Meteorology, Hydrology, and Climate Change, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Vietnam, in collaboration with the World Bank Group jointly organised the “Workshop on the Mitigation Action Assessment Protocol - Supporting the Development of Robust and Comparable Mitigation Actions” in Hanoi.

Following the Paris Agreement, the World Bank Group is exploring how to facilitate various domestic climate actions including carbon markets through its Network Carbon Market (NCM) initiative, especially by enhancing transparency, comparability and fungibility of actions. One part of the initiative is an assessment tool called the Mitigation Action Assessment Protocol (MAAP). This workshop was held as part of a consultation process by the World Bank with stakeholders implementing various types of policies and programmes to obtain inputs for the further development of the NCM and MAAP. In Viet Nam, the discussion focused on the MAAP concept from the perspective of a pilot assessment on the JCM projects. The stakeholders gave feedback based on their experiences in using a Multi-Criteria Analysis (MCA) method and Analytical Hierarchy Process technique similar to the MAAP approaches and suggested that the most important part of the MAAP is a clear, transparent and detailed methodological guidance on the scoring. The Vietnamese stakeholders viewed the MAAP as a helpful tool for their upcoming activities in assessing feasibility, co-benefits, sustainability, and alignment of mitigation actions in Viet Nam with national priorities. The tool can also complement project assessment processes particularly to assess its design, co-benefits, and sustainable management. On a global scale, it should be clarified how the mitigation value of carbon credits resulting from the MAAP assessment can be used.

Date 9 March 2017
Venue DMHCC, MONRE Viet Nam
Organisers The World Bank, Department of Meteorology, Hydrology, and Climate Change, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Viet Nam, IGES
Languages English / Vietnamese
Number of participants 40
Programme PDF (18KB)
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