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Measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) for low carbon development: learning from experience in Asia

Measurement/monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) is a key instrument to understanding the level of emissions and the impact of actions aimed at changing emission levels. This report contributes to the development of MRV modalities and methodologies, and outlines 16 case studies of MRV schemes being implemented on the ground in Asia. The report identifies eight key messages: the concept of MRV entails multiple types, which need to be distinguished; there is a trade-off between simplicity and stringency of MRV; domestic MRV schemes in Asian developing countries vary in quality; there is a continued need for capacity building for MRV in developing countries; improving the availability of basic data is critical to simplify MRV processes; MRV in cities should be an integral part of urban policies; communities can play important roles for MRV at the local level; and life-cycle assessment (LCA) can play an central role for MRV in the waste and building sector.