International Capacity Building
The Climate Registry (TCR) currently works with international clients in two ways:
- Advising on registry design and monitoring, reporting, and verification
- Building and implementing greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting programs and registries in conformance with international best practice
Our high-value, low-cost tools and services can be customized to specific market and policy conditions, and cover the range of measuring, reporting, and verification (MRV) needs:
Reporting guidance: TCR can work with you to develop your GHG reporting guidance and help facilitate a consensus-based process for finalizing and updating it.
Verification and accreditation guidance and programs: TCR can work with you to develop your verification and accreditation guidance, which is strongly linked to the integrity and credibility of GHG data.
Registry reporting platforms: TCR can help determine the technology requirements for your reporting program and build an online platform according to your specifications. The Climate Registry Information System (CRIS) is a cost-effective and easy-to-use web-based system for calculating, reporting and verifying your corporate GHG inventory that can be customized to meet your jurisdiction’s needs.
Training, education and support: TCR can provide a range of support and capacity-building services:
- For administrators, TCR can help develop back-office operations, staffing plans, and funding models (if applicable).
- For reporters, TCR can develop program-specific trainings, sectoral and country-specific case studies, as well as tools such as an inventory management plan. TCR can also provide technical support and/or build your own capacity for providing support to reporters.
- For verifiers and verification bodies, TCR can develop program-specific trainings and tools, such as a conflict of interest (COI) assessment.
Recognition: TCR can help facilitate the development of peer networks and recognition activities that highlight the leadership of participating organizations and further incentivize participation in your reporting program.
Communication and outreach: TCR can help you raise awareness, build the business case, and create a shared understanding of the program goals and purpose by developing and implementing an outreach model, recruitment strategy, messages and materials.
Case study: Thailand voluntary GHG reporting program
Working with the Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO) and ICF International under the auspices of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Low Emissions Asian Development (LEAD) program, TCR developed all components of Thailand’s revised voluntary GHG reporting program, the Revised CFO Program (Version 2). The program will help TGO collect high-quality, standardized GHG data that in turn will help inform their future climate policies and allow industry to make decisions about how and where they reduce their GHGs.
Key project components included GHG reporting, verification and accreditation guidance documents that are specific to Thailand’s context and industry sectors; a customized GHG reporting platform; a training curriculum and extensive reporter, verifier and administrator resources and tools; and a communications and outreach strategy. TCR also facilitated in-person training sessions with TGO as well as the reporting and verification communities in Thailand.
In partnership with the World Bank’s Partnership for Market Readiness, TCR developed the report, Greenhouse Gas Data Management: Building Systems for Corporate/Facility-Level Reporting, to provide guidance for policy makers and IT developers on all aspects of designing and developing GHG data management systems. Drawing on lessons learned from a number of jurisdictions – including Australia, California, Chile, China, France, Germany, Kazakhstan, Mexico, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, the UK, and the US – the report highlights the legal, institutional, and technical considerations associated with designing and developing such systems, and describes a step-by-step process for determining their functional and technical requirements.
To develop the report, TCR conducted extensive research on GHG data management systems around the world, as well as interviews with national and sub-national jurisdictions/PMR implementing countries. TCR oversaw the development, devised the framework of and was the lead on drafting the report, collaborating closely with PMR and sub-contractor ICF International during all stages of the development and review processes. You can access a copy of the report here.