The Capacity Development for NAMA/MRV
The low-carbon concept, and the importance of such policy formulation, has been recognised by the leaders and officials of many Asian local governments in the past few years.
KUC is assisting selected cities, including Surabaya City (Indonesia), Ho Chi Minh City (Viet Nam), Nonthaburi City and Phitsanulok City (Thailand), in evaluating their environmental projects and policies in terms of GHG emissions reduction.
KUC undertook a three-week training course on low-carbon city planning and MRV capacity building from JICA Kyushu and implemented it in Kitakyushu by inviting delegates from these four cities and other JICA-invited participants.
The purpose of this training, which was held in Kitakyushu City, was capacity development for NAMA/MRV, as well as presentations on policies and examples from Japanese local governments. Training modules were developed in association with the related departments of Kitakyushu City (Environmental Bureau, City Architecture Bureau, Construction Bureau, Water and Sewerage Bureau), Kitakyushu University (Department of Engineering), NGOs, private enterprises etc. These various materials were then arranged in a unified manner.
After the training, the aim is that results will be evaluated and there will be a potential reduction in GHG emissions as well as an exchange of information and sharing and creation of a draft low carbon city plan.
Date 17 June - 5 July, 2013 Trainee
Officers in charge of the development of climate mitigation plans or city plans who work in local governments, a total of 15 persons as follows:
Indonesia （4 persons）, Mozambique （1 person）, Mauritius （2 persons）,
Surabaya City (Indonesia) (4 persons), Ho Chi Minh City (Viet Nam) (2 persons),
Nonthaburi City and Phitsanulok City (Thailand) (2 persons) each
The ability to plan Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions, or an equivalent one at a local level, of governmental officers in charge of mitigation actions for climate change was improved through acquiring practical knowledge and technologies as well as learning the practices of other countries that face similar challenges.