MRV-GHG guidelines

Two new methodological papers developed by EX-ACT Team on MRV and GHG Guidelines

This page provides the final drafts of two methodological papers developed by EX-ACT team related to MRV for the National Development Banks (NDB), as well as the Guidance for Standardized GHG Assessment of Agriculture, Forestry and Oher Land Use (AFOLU) Projects.

1. Towards Sustainable Impact Monitoring of Green Agriculture and Forestry Investments by NDBs: adapting MRV Methodology

This study was developed with the support of the AFD (Agence Française de Développement) targeting three countries, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. The study aims to provide National Development Banks (NDB) a project monitoring mechanism of the impact of greenhouse gases and the adaptation to climate change. The MRV tool is based on the need for simple mitigation, adaptation and resilience indicators, easy to collect and to aggregate, which develop a measurable and concrete tracking system, in order to develop an accurate assessment of the impact of agricultural investments.

2. Guidance for standardized GHG Assessment of Agriculture, Forestry and Oher Land Use (AFOLU) Projects 

This guidance document is tailored to the needs of financial institutions, multilateral and bilateral donors and their implementing agencies, international organizations and national governments, which are seeking to quantify the GHG mitigation benefits of AFOLU sector project activities, under the following general conditions:

  • ex ante estimates of mitigation impact are required to justify and access finance; and/or
  • ex post estimates of mitigation benefits are required, these are not used to generate tradable credits; and/or
  • agencies seeking to estimate mitigation benefits in a transparent and credible manner with low minimum requirements for investment of resources in GHG quantification; and
  • standard international practice in results-based management is required, involving monitoring and evaluation based on project log frame or results framework indicators; and
  • the use of other specific GHG quantification methodologies is not mandated.